Rainbow and Lightning Combine in Evening Sky as Storm Fades in Maryland

Thousands were left in the dark in the wider DC area after some damaging storms on July 12. But the approaching calm created a pretty scene in the evening sky, with local Geri Levin capturing a combination of flashing lightning and a rainbow.

Levin told Storyful this beautiful sight followed a storm with “insane winds, rain, thunder and lightning.”

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning on July 12 for parts of Washington, Maryland, and Virginia.

“By the end of the storm, there was this wild sunset that resulted in a pinkish rainbow,” Levin told Storyful. “The lightning had not subsided so I was able to capture the lightning competing with the rainbow.” Credit: Geri Levin via Storyful

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