Get the forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.
Strong storms remained possible Wednesday evening, and the potential for rain will continue into the weekend.
Storms generating a lot of lightning strikes were reported along Route 7 in Virginia west of the D.C. area. There were some reports of hail.
Northern Virginia and parts of West Virginia and western Maryland were still threatened by rain through the evening hours, but mostly to the south and west of Washington.
A severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Fredrick County and southern Washington County in Maryland, northeastern Jefferson County in the West Virginia panhandle, and northern Loudoun County, Va., expired at 6:45 p.m.
Expect a couple of showers Thursday morning, too, Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer said. Highs in the mid-80s are expected, and storms are possible Thursday afternoon.
There is a 40 percent chance of rain Friday and Saturday, too, with highs also expected in the mid-80s.
We are now entering our severe storm season and it's important to pay attention to the forecast and watch for severe weather advisories.
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