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Thousands clustered on the Mall on a humid, warm D.C. day to celebrate the Fourth of July, while around the nation the Statue of Liberty finally reopened after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island and Boston held its first large gathering since the marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 200.
A tornado was reported in central Montgomery County amid fast-moving storms that buffeted the D.C. area Thursday with rain and wind, National Weather Service officials said.
Forecasters issued a severe thunderstorm watch on the D.C. area through 7 p.m., with residents warned to brace for power outages and dangerous conditions from a system heading for the mid-Atlantic region.
A storm Thursday that made its way to the D.C. area from the Midwest did not swell to a derecho, and a severe storm watch for the morning was canceled. But the system was expected to redevelop and pelt the region more heavily into the evening, National Weather Service forecasters said.
A fast-moving storm system that affected much of the eastern United States buffeted the D.C. area with rain and wind Thursday, leaving behind downed trees, thousands of power outages and unofficial reports of at least three tornadoes touching down in Maryland.
Maryland utility companies reported thousands of power outages Thursday morning after a wave of overnight storms and braced for more to come as a second set of severe storms bears down on the D.C. area.
Massive storms sweeping in from the Midwest that could affect more than 1 in 5 Americans were expected to bring heavy wind and thunder to the D.C. area Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.
Orb is looking to bounce back after his fourth-place finish in the Preakness, following his 2½ -length win in the Derby. Oxbow is out to show his wire-to-wire Preakness win was not a fluke.
The National Weather Service says the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded.