Severe weather is hitting the Washington region this afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms, damaging winds, torrential rain and tornadoes all possibly wreaking havoc across the area. This likely will create a severely snarled evening commute, so if you haven’t left yet be prepared for a slow trip home.

Follow our live-blog for the latest on the storms. We also have a power outage tracker.

A flash flood watch has been issued until 8 p.m. for the Washington and Baltimore areas, while a flash flood warning was issued until 5:45 p.m. for D.C. and close-in suburbs. We’ll have some tweets embedded below, but make sure you follow the live-blog for the latest.