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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Watches in Effect in DC Area

Storms are most likely in the D.C. area Wednesday between 2 and 10 p. m., Storm Team4 says

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Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches are in effect in the D.C. area Wednesday, as wind and even hail batter the area and cause power outages.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia and Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Charles counties in Maryland.

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Some residents in D.C. and many counties in Maryland and Virginia reported damages from wind and downed trees.

Continued winds and hail should be expected.

So far, more than 11,700 customers are without power in Northern Virginia, and 7,000 of them are from Fairfax County.

In Montgomery County, about 5,000 customers are without power. Prince George's County reported about 2,500 customers without power.

In D.C. there are about 1,000 customers experiencing an outage.

Heat and humidity will push highs to around 93° and aid in the development of storms, Storm Team4 says.

Storms are most likely between 2 and 10 p.m., and there is also the chance of a brief tornado, Storm Team4's Amelia Draper said.

Thursday is expected to be drier and a less hot, with highs in the mid-80s. A cold front will bring down temperatures for Memorial Day weekend, Storm Team4 says.

DC Area Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but the weekend is expected to start rainy and seasonably cool.

Friday has a 70% chance of rain, which could become heavy in the afternoon amid highs in the mid-70s.

Saturday will be noticeably cool: Highs will near 60°. There's an 80% chance showers will linger into the afternoon.

On Sunday, morning showers are possible but it's set to be partly sunny.

Memorial Day on Monday is shaping up to the nicest day for a cookout, hike or other outdoor plans, with some sun and temperatures back in the low 70s.

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