According to Dominion Energy, almost 10,000 people were out of power in Charlottesville and Albemarle County around 8 p.m.
With any strong/severe storm cells, the greatest threats will be strong/damaging wind gusts as well as heavy rain.
This time of year, it is always a good idea to have a severe weather plan in place.
Thunderstorms are predicted to roll through Chicago Monday morning and again in the late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. An additional isolated shower or storm could pop up later on in the afternoon and evening, but it's a slim chance.
Hot dry weather returns to the Ozarks Friday and Saturday.
There's a chance for torrential rain, gusty winds and perhaps some small hail this evening, with the possibility of street flooding.
"The damage we saw suggests wind speeds between 80 and 100 miles per hour", said Jensenius.
Power was knocked out in several parts of Fairfax County. The odds are highest across the Southern Tier and the Upper Hudson Valley, where the odds of severe storms are 30 percent. The weather condition story all day Monday has been heat, humidity with a chance for a storm today and tomorrow. We expect that the front will have retreated completely north of our region, placing the entire area in a hot, juicy air mass.