Thursday was the third and final day of a multiday severe weather event that produced deadly tornadoes in Midwest and heavy rainfall and hail in the mid-Atlantic.
The storms kicked off on Tuesday when tornadoes and large hail were reported across the Midwest and continued into Wednesday when deadly tornadoes struck southeastern Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky, as the severe weather threat spanned 1,000 miles from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley to the mid-South.
On Thursday, due to the threat of damaging storms, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for much of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
Cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia, were included in the watch box.
Videos from eastern Maryland showed hail the size of golf balls and gusty winds around sunset.
The Baltimore Orioles have postponed the team's home opener Thursday at Camden Yards because of the expected showers and storms. The game against the New York Yankees will be played Friday at 3:05 p.m. EDT.
Similarly, the New York Mets have made the decision to move their home opener against the Miami Marlins to Friday at 1:10 p.m. EDT. The Philadelphia Phillies have also moved their home opener against the Cincinnati Reds to Friday at 3:05 p.m. EDT.
As the storm system responsible for this week's severe weather exits the East Coast on Thursday night, the threat of severe thunderstorms will diminish for most of the U.S. through at least Easter weekend.