Severe Thunderstorm Warning in D.C. Area

Monday, Mar 21, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties in Maryland and King George and Fairfax counties in Virginia.

At 7:39 p.m., Doppler radar detected a line of severe thunderstorms extending from six miles north of Waldorf to eight miles south of Port Tobacco River and moving east at 45 mph. The storms are believed to be capable of producing quarter-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

The warning expires at 8:45 p.m.

A warning for Stafford, Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William and Fairfax counties in Virginia expired at 7:45 p.m.

We are in for a little roller coaster ride over the next few days as one front after another moves through the region.

A cold front moved through the region during the afternoon hours on Monday, bringing a few showers and thunderstorms, NBC Washington Chief Meteorlogist Doug Kammerer reported. Overnight, skies will clear and there will be sunshine Tuesday until more clouds come in with a warm front during the afternoon. There will be a chance for showers into the early morning hours Wednesday. Then another cold front could bring strong storms Wednesday afternoon. It could also bring colder air, and highs toward the end of the week could be back in the 50s.


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