FOX Weather Meteorologist Kiyana Lewis has a look at a stormy forecast for the mid-Atlantic.

WASHINGTON – Powerful storms moving across the on Monday dropped large and heavy rain and produced damaging winds along the way.

Several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued along the line of storms that stretched from through the Delmarva Peninsula and into southern . Damaging gusts and large hail were the primary threats with any severe storms that developed.

A three-hour radar loop showing where showers and thunderstorms are ongoing. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are indicated in yellow. Tornado Warnings are indicated in red, while Tornado Warnings with a confirmed tornado are indicated in purple. Flash Flood Warnings are indicated in green, while Flash Flood Emergencies are indicated in pink.
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Large hail, damaging wind reported

Hail has been reported in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as of Monday evening. Most of the reports showed hail the size of quarters had fallen.

A FOX Weather viewer shared an image of gumball-sized hail that had fallen in , Virginia. Others shared images of quarter-sized hail that fell in buckets in Brambleton, Virginia.

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    A person holds quarter-sized that fell in Brambleton, Virginia, on April 15, 2024. (Tom McGinn/X)

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    Hail covers the ground in Brambleton, Virginia, on April 15, 2024. (Tom McGinn/X)

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    Moth ball-sized hail falls in West Falls Church, Virginia, on April 15, 2024. (Marie E./X)

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    Hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter pelted Alexandria, Virginia, on April 15, 2024. (Brianna Coviello)

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    “Unbelievable hail storm today in Brambleton, VA.  Gumball sized hail.  It’s 81 degrees F, ” the homeowner posted on social media. ( )

A video showed the hail falling like snow in Brambleton. According to M Roussey on X, formerly Twitter, the hail was the size of gumballs.

“Unbelievable hailstorm today,” the homeowner posted on social media. It may look like snow but don’t be fooled, the temperature was 81 degrees in Brambleton, Virginia.

Stormy weather led to a ground stop at Dulles International Airport near Arlington. Isaac Harris recorded a video showing hail that was reportedly dime-sized falling at the airport. 

A severe storm passed over Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. and dropped hail that came down so fast, it looked like snow. The FAA issued a ground stop until the threat passed.

According to storm reports from the National Weather Service, the largest hail reported as of Monday evening was in Arcola, Virginia, where golf ball-sized hail fell in Hanson Park.

Winds of more than 50 mph were reported around the Richmond, Virginia, area. That’s where the NWS received several reports of trees being knocked down. 

About 15,000 power outages were reported as of Monday evening, according to .

The forecast

Storms are expected to remain severe through Monday night, but the threat will likely wane as Tuesday approaches.

The mid-Atlantic is one of two areas of the country threatened by severe storms Monday. A of severe weather. By Tuesday, the highest risk moves into .