Thunderstorms usually move faster than Washington area traffic. That was the case Wednesday when I went on my first D.C. thunderstorm chase of the spring. The storms not only passed me en route, they had already departed when I arrived on the Mall. They were moving rapidly eastward through Prince George’s County. Darn D.C. traffic!
You know you’re late for the storm chase when soccer and softball games have already resumed on the Mall and the Segways are zipping down the sidewalks, splashing through the puddles.
I was treated to a late-breaking rainbow over the Tidal Basin, however, just to make the storm chase somewhat worthwhile. And, of course, D.C. is always beautiful to photograph in any type of weather.
Here are a few photos from Wednesday to show the conditions after the storm, and a few reader-submitted photos are included, too. Next time, I’ll try to capture the lightning bolts.
— Chris Duncan (@CTDPIX) May 31, 2017
From Oliver Shop Road in Charles County. #mdwx
— Josh Owens (@mymdwx) May 31, 2017
— James Willinghan (@JamesWillinghan) May 31, 2017