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Warm Temps Ahead of Severe Weather Threat

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    Get the latest forecast from Meteorologist Veronica Johnson. (Published Monday, April 11, 2011)

    A week ago, the D.C. area tied record highs, only to see weather conditions quickly deteriorate the next day.

    The same thing could be said about today, according to NBC Washington meteorologist Veronica Johnson. Temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 80s, making it feel more like June than April.

    However, this warm-up won't last long, as it will be sent packing by a cold front that could bring some severe weather to our area.

    There will be a chance for a possible isolated thunderstorm late tonight, but chances of strong storms will increase between 5-11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Johnson.

    If you're interested, you can check out the Storm Prediction Center to see how NOAA thinks the possible storms will pan out. There is also a link to storm reports from across the country. Click here to see what damage the cold front left behind as it moved across the country.

    If all of this sounds familiar, that's because the same type of pattern played out last week, too. Reagan National tied a record high of 85 degrees last Monday, but the rest of the week wasn't as spectacular.

    As the new front moves through Tuesday, it will leave behind some lingering showers for the rest of the day. It will also be much cooler, with highs in the mid- to upper 60s.

    In other words, enjoy today while you can, because tomorrow will be much different.


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