Sweltering Heat and a Chance of Isolated Storms

Temperatures on Wednesday soared into 90s

What to Know

  • The afternoon commute could be hit by severe storms with wind gusts and heavy rain
  • Hot temperatures in the low- to mid-90s fuel higher chances for severe weather
  • Some parts of the DC area may not see rain, but grab an umbrella just in case

Storms were severe to the north and south of the D.C. region Wednesday, but there was only a chance of a few showers in our area.

Storm Team4 called off a weather alert about 6 p.m.

Storms remained possible until 9 p.m., and they could still pack a punch. There was also a chance of isolated showers overnight.

Wednesday afternoon's heat, with some areas reaching the 90s, prompted the District to activate its Heat Emergency Plan in mid-afternoon. The city opened cooling centers for those in need. You can find an interactive map of the shelters here.

We'll likely get more heat again Thursday, which could be our third day of hitting 90 degrees or more. That would make it our first official heat wave of the year.

Scattered showers and storms are likely Thursday as a front crosses the area. The timing for those storms would be between about 2 and 8 p.m. Storms could have heavy rain and some hail, but the parameters for severe weather are a bit lower than Wednesday.


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