Photos: Damaging storms leave over 140,000 without power in mid-Atlantic

The week kicked off with severe weather in the mid-Atlantic as a line of storms brought damaging winds to areas from southeastern Ohio through eastern Virginia.

"Storms drastically intensified in central and eastern Ohio and continued to intensify as they approached Washington, D.C.," AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyson Hoegg said.

The worst of the storms focused on northeastern West Virginia, northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metro area where hail as large as quarters and wind gusts over 50 mph were common.

These strong winds brought down trees and power lines across the region, resulting in widespread power outages. In some cases, falling trees caused property damage.

Over 122,000 electric customers in Virginia and 20,000 in West Virginia were without power early on Monday night in the wake of the storms.

Travel delays mounted as the FAA imposed a temporary ground stop at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. This contributed to hundreds of flight delays and dozens of cancellations across the region.

The ground stop at Washington Dulles was put in place just minutes after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for an approaching storm; however, no tornado has been confirmed.

People in the airport took shelter at the airport's underground train tunnel until the storm had passed.

Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms are possible across the mid-Atlantic this week.

"Severe thunderstorms may target areas farther to the east and north in mid-Atlantic on Tuesday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: The front of a severe thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol, on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds from the early evening storm. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: People stand under a tree as rain starts to fall as a severe thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol, on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds from the early evening storm. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: People play sports on the National Mall as the front of a severe thunderstorm approaches, on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds from the early evening storm. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The leading edge of a severe thunderstorm west of Washington, D.C. on Monday afternoon.

(Photo/Anthony Venafro)

A fallen tree caused property damage near Reston, Virginia.

(Photo/Douglas Errett)

Severe storms in the #dc area today which lead to this tree branch coming through a drivers windshield on rte7 in V… https://t.co/Y49qNQp5Hd
Scene at Dulles is bonkers https://t.co/Gyu3n4wvbH
Dime size hail at the NWS Office in Sterling. Dangerous storm continues to head east to the Beltway/I-95. Expect da… https://t.co/xVLdUbT0XE
Today’s storms brought down this massive tree in Northeast. It landed on top of two parked cars, but fortunately no… https://t.co/ckgYNm3TbV
Damage from hail in Charles Town, WV. Good thing we're installing new shutters tomorrow! #StormTeam4DC… https://t.co/0RWeau5ZAn
Quick panoramic taken from the deck......lots of rain and strong winds #StormHour #weather #Virginia https://t.co/o3Uoj09OkU
@Accu_Jesse Dulles airport a little bit ago. https://t.co/xkWohXDjT0
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