The Dodgers defeated the Nationals, 8-4, on Tuesday at Nationals Park to spoil the major league debut of Reynaldo Lopez, who allowed six runs and struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings. And then the rains came. Hail, lightning and strong winds came, too.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez posted a video of flooding in one of the Nationals Park tunnels about an hour after the game.

Beat writers provided updates and some stunning visuals from the press box.

With only a 3 percent chance of rain in the forecast, most of the evidence of Tuesday’s storms figures to be gone by the time the Nationals and Dodgers take the field for the second game of their series on Wednesday. Last year, the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill drenched D.C. after Max Scherzer’s Saturday afternoon no-hitter against the Pirates on June 20. By midnight, the outfield and dugouts were flooded and the water in the tunnel leading to the Nationals clubhouse was waist-high. The fire department and D.C. Water arrived with pumps to help expel the standing water.

With a scheduled 1:35 p.m. start the next day, Nationals head groundskeeper John Turnour told The Post that he and team officials discussed the possibility that the field might not be playable. By the morning, the outfield had drained, the field was in fine shape and the water leading to the Nationals’ clubhouse was gone. The game went on as scheduled.


Flooding in the tunnel leading to the Nationals clubhouse on June 20, 2015. (Courtesy Jennifer Giglio, Washington Nationals)