A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of the DC Metro Area until 10pm tonight. Several isolated cells of severe thunderstorms have already formed over Virginia, so make sure to keep an eye on the weather and your NOAA weather radios on throughout the day. These storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds in excess of 60mph, and large hail.
Thanks to an upper-level disturbance, the atmosphere will remain unstable into the weekend. What does that mean for your weekend forecast? Find out after the break!
Storms will continue to move through the DC area throughout the evening, and begin to dissipate overnight. Keep your weather radios on overnight, as severe storms will be a continued possibility.
A continued unstable atmosphere, enhanced by heating from early sunshine, will cause more thunderstorms to pop up over our area tomorrow. Expect the strongest storms to be further north. The entire area will again be hot and humid during the PM hours.
A low pressure system will approach to the north Friday, with a cold front moving through our area in the afternoon. This will continue to provide us with unstable conditions and isolated afternoon thunderstorms.
This front will stall over our area through the weekend, leading to afternoon storms, mostly scattered, continuing into the beginning of next week.
Temperatures will remain around, and in most places slightly below, 90° throughout the forecast period.