PM Update: Scattered strong storms may produce flooding through evening


* Flood watch till 11 p.m. *

5:10 p.m. — Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings for elements of District, japanese Montgomery and western and northern Prince George’s County

Storms have flared up shortly over the past hour with a zone of torrential rain and strong winds between northeast Washington and Laurel, together with Landover, Greenbelt and Beltsville. While remoted very strong wind gusts are potential, lightning and heavy downpours are the principle hazard with this space of storminess. Some areas on this zone might see as much as 3 inches of rain. The storm exercise is slowly drifting north-northeast; some areas might see downpours for an hour or so earlier than the rain eases.

Original forecast from 4:30 p.m.

Temperatures strove for 90 this afternoon and tended to make it. Upper 80s and low 90s, plus soupy humidity, is sufficient in most spots for plentiful bathe and thunderstorm exercise, which continues into and through the evening. The weekend received’t be a washout, however we’ll run an opportunity for showers and storms each days. It’s potential our warmth wave might prolong a pair extra days as nicely.

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Through Tonight: Scattered showers and storms stay potential through the evening, in all probability ending close to or after sundown. Any of those storms can drop as much as a number of inches of rain in a short while, inflicting localized flooding. There’s additionally a threat of damaging winds, primarily in downbursts from collapsing storms. Once previous the storm risk, it’s partly cloudy in a single day — maybe patchy fog within the common spots close to our bodies of water and such. Winds will blow evenly from the south as temperatures fall through the 70s.

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Partly to principally sunny skies of the morning flip cloudier with time. There may very well be a number of late-day showers or storms, however in all probability significantly fewer than at this time. High temperatures are fairly near 90. Humidity stays excessive, with dew factors close to or above 70, which means it feels extra like 95 to 100 within the afternoon.

Sunday: Skies are partially sunny. A number of afternoon showers and thunderstorms are potential. They might linger into the evening. Afternoon temperatures attain the low 90s in lots of spots. Winds will blow from the southwest round 5 to 10 mph. Dew factors within the 70s make it really feel nearer to 100 within the afternoon.

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