Afternoon update: Scattered heavy storms can produce flooding throughout the evening


* Flood monitoring until 11 p.m.*

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

The storms erupted quickly over the past hour with an area of ​​torrential rain and high winds between northeast Washington and Laurel, including Landover, Greenbelt and Beltsville. Although very strong isolated gusts of wind are possible, lightning and heavy showers are the main danger with this storm area. Parts of this zone could see up to 3 inches of rain. Thunderstorm activity is slowly drifting north-northeast; some areas could see showers for about an hour before the rain subsides.

Initial forecast from 4:30 p.m.

Temperatures strove for 90 this afternoon and trended to do so. The upper 80s and low 90s, plus soupy humidity, are sufficient in most places for abundant shower and thunderstorm activity, continuing into and throughout the evening. The weekend will not be catastrophic, but we will have a chance to have showers and thunderstorms on both days. It is possible that our heat wave will also last a few more days.

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Until tonight : Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain possible throughout the evening, likely ending near or after sunset. Each 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 the gusts of collapsing storms. Once the storm threat has passed, it’s partly cloudy overnight – possibly patchy fog in the usual spots near water bodies and the like. Winds will blow slightly from the south as temperatures drop into the 70s.

To see the current weather at the Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Partly to mostly sunny skies in the morning become cloudier over time. There could be a few showers or thunderstorms at the end of the day, but probably much less than today. High temperatures are quite close to 90. Humidity remains high, with dew points near or above 70, meaning it’s more like 95 to 100 in the afternoon.

Sunday: The sky is partly sunny. A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible. They might linger in the evening. Afternoon temperatures reach the low 90s in many places. Winds will blow from the southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Dew points in the 70s make it feel closer to 100 in the afternoon.

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