PM Update: Scattered strong storms may cause flooding through the evening

Written by Javed Iqbal


* Flood watch until 23.00*

5:10 p.m. – Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings for parts of the District, eastern Montgomery and western and northern Prince George’s County

Storms have flared up quickly over the past hour with a zone of torrential rain and strong winds between Northeast Washington and Laurel, including Landover, Greenbelt and Beltsville. While isolated very strong gusts are possible, lightning and heavy downpours are the biggest danger in this area of ​​storms. Some areas in this zone could see up to 3 inches of rain. Storm activity drifts slowly north-northeast; some areas may see downpours for an hour or so before the rain tapers off.

Original weather forecast from 4:30 p.m

Temps were aiming for 90 this afternoon and tending to make it. Upper 80s and low 90s plus soupy humidity are likely in most places for abundant shower and thunderstorm activity continuing into and through the evening. The weekend won’t be a washout, but we have a chance of showers and storms both days. It is possible that our heat wave could extend a few more days as well.

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For tonight: Scattered showers and storms remain possible through the evening, likely ending near or after sunset. Any of these storms can drop up to several inches of rain in a short time, causing localized flooding. There is also a risk of damaging winds, mainly in bursts from collapsing storms. Once the storm threat is over, it’s partly cloudy overnight – maybe patchy fog in the usual places near bodies of water and such. Winds will be light from the south as temperatures drop through the 70s.

See current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Partly to mostly sunny skies in the morning becoming partly cloudy. There may be a few showers or storms late in the day, but probably significantly fewer than today. Highs will be pretty near 90. Humidity will remain high, with dew points near or above 70, meaning it will feel more like 95 to 100 in the afternoon.

Sunday: The sky is partly sunny. A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible. They could hang out into the evening. Afternoon temperatures reach the low 90s in many places. Winds will be out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Dew points in the 70s making it feel closer to 100 in the afternoon.

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