A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Frederick County, Maryland Wednesday.
A flash flood warning and a flood warning for urban areas and small streams in other parts of the county were also issued.
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It was predicted that a handful of scattered thunderstorms could make their way into the D.C. area late Wednesday as a cold front pushes in, setting up rainy days on Thursday and Friday.
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Wednesday's storms, although not widespread, could be strong or severe with damaging wind gusts due to the heat, Storm Team4 says.
High temperatures on Wednesday are expected to approach 90°. Heat lovers, soak it in: This may be our last 90° day for a while.
Storms are most likely in north and central Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, the National Weather Service said. Rain and thunder could strike west of Interstate 81 after sunset.
The most recent forecast models show storms staying away from the D.C. metro area, Storm Team4 says.
Thursday and Friday are both forecast to be wet with a 60% chance of showers, rain and storms. It's not expected to rain all day, but keep your umbrella handy.
Highs will be in the low to mid-80s Thursday and a few degrees cooler Friday.
The weather is set to improve by Saturday although there’s a 30% chance of showers.
Next week, look forward to another stretch of hot, dry weather with rain unlikely until Friday.