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

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

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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