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      Storms roll through D.C. region with heavy rain, strong wind and lots of lightning

      A bolt of lightning appeared to hit right behind the U.S. Capitol dome, possibly striking at the Library of Congress. (Photo: Howard Schoenholtz/ABC NewsOne)

      WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A line of severe storms that dumped heavy rain along with bringing damaging winds and a lot of lightning rolled across the D.C. region on Monday afternoon and evening.

      A bolt of lightning appeared to hit right behind the U.S. Capitol dome, possibly striking at the Library of Congress. There were no reports of any damage or injury from that strike. There was also lightning spotted in the vicinity of the Washington monument around the same time.

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      Lightning strikes dome of Library of Congress this afternoon. Courtesy Howard Schoenholtz at ABC NewsOne pic.twitter.com/KpPHaEAJqI

      Doug Hill (@DougHillABC7) July 14, 2014

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      Boom! Lightning near the Washington Monument. https://t.co/xRfcfPP8CZ @capitalweather @EileenABC7 pic.twitter.com/EOmwh0kCnz

      Joseph Gruber (@JosephGruber) July 14, 2014

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      Thunderstorm warnings were issued for a number of counties in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland as the storms moved eastward; scary cloud formations even prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Warning for the Baltimore area as the storms approached.

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      Watch live: http://t.co/CZNyPnuT8o #mdwx Scary picture: RT @ChrisMonty: @ABC2NEWS Towson pic... pic.twitter.com/PRSXkhCC2B

      ABC2 Weather (@ABC2Weather) July 14, 2014

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      The storm's aftermath left downed trees and power lines in numerous locations across the D.C. area. Utility companies reported thousands without power as a result.

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      Fallen tree knocks out power in #Arlington and crushes two cars. More on storm damage @ABC7News at 11 pic.twitter.com/1Y9u6xr9Xg

      Jay Korff (@ABC7Jay) July 14, 2014

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      @PepcoConnect tree down on wires at the 3100 block of Douglas St. NE @WTOP #howlongwillthistake pic.twitter.com/j7rlyPjoIX

      DPod (@DPodRants) July 14, 2014

      (Editor's note: Above is a time lapse video of the storm approaching Ranson, WV. Inwood is to the left of center and Martinsburg to the right.)

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