Vivid lightning, and dark, menacing skies in D.C. region Monday evening (PHOTOS)

Looking up the Magothy River near Sand Point State Park, Maryland on July 14, 2014.  Color difference is from scan time on smart phone. (Michael Ney)

Looking up the Magothy River near Sandy Point State Park, Maryland on July 14, 2014. Color difference is from scan time on smart phone. (Michael Ney)

Monday’s storms across the Washington, D.C. region were mostly ordinary – although there were some pockets of damaging winds particularly east of I-95 in northeast and southern Maryland.  While damage was limited, the storms turned the early evening skies almost pitch black and ignited frequent lightning.  Beautiful rainbows and a stunning sunset followed the storm’s passage.

Here’s a collection of photos from the storm outbreak, via readers:

Storms approach

The lightning

Scattered damage

 

Rainbows

 

Post storm sunset

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