Rain and scattered, strong storms could strike the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday afternoon,
Heavy rain, flooding and strong winds with gusts up to 60 mph are the biggest risks, Storm Team4 said. Hail is also possible. There’s a low risk for a tornado. Storm Team4 has declared a weather alert.
The National Weather Service said shortly before 2 p.m. that showers and thunderstorms were redeveloping across the D.C. area.
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The new round of stormy weather is coming after severe thunderstorms pushed into parts of Maryland, including Frederick, early Tuesday morning.
The second wave will likely bring some strong to severe storms to parts of Northern Virginia and areas farther from D.C. including eastern West Virginia, central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
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“This is a really tricky forecast. We could have a boom or a bust out there, so you need to stay weather-ready,” Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper said.
There’s an 80% chance of rain Tuesday, but some sunshine could return during the afternoon. Highs will get near 80°. Tuesday night will be mainly clear and humid.
Another round of storms is possible Wednesday morning and on Thursday. Again, some could be strong to severe.
Hot temperatures will soon grip the D.C. area. Expect highs in the upper 80s on Wednesday and Thursday, then above 90° on Friday.
The weekend weather forecast is looking nice with highs near 80° and sunshine.