Hit-and-miss storms are possible Wednesday evening in the D.C. area, but Thursday is when Storm Team4 expects a greater chance for rain and thunder.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for D.C., Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and parts of Northern Virginia including Arlington and Fairfax counties and the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax and Alexandria.
Some severe thunderstorms also rolled through Loudoun County, Virginia, and St. Mary's and Calvert counties in Maryland earlier in the evening. See all weather alerts here.
There’s a 30-40% chance of rain and thunderstorms the rest of the night — and with this heat, any storm could be strong or severe, Storm Team4 says. Storms are most likely until 11 p.m.
Thursday has a higher chance of rain, and it’s more likely that storms will be strong.
It’s also forecast to be less stifling with temps staying below 90°.
If you’ve been waiting for a break from the heat, the forecast is looking promising.
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Friday evening and Saturday are shaping up to be a lovely finish to July — sunny, cooler than average and less sweaty.
Sunday is set to be warmer and more humid with an afternoon storm possible.
Another front is expected Monday evening may keep temperatures below 90° for most, if not all, of next week, and Storm Team4 is tracking rain chances for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast