From the ABC 7 Weather team

More rough weather possible in D.C. today

April 27, 2011 - 01:54 PM
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Thunderstorms out ahead of a strong cold front will be possible this afternoon in the D.C. area. A few may be severe with damaging winds and large hail so stay tuned to the latest updates.

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, PM T-Storms Possible

Highs: Low 80s | Wind: S 10-20 m.p.h.

Overnight: T-Storms Possible

Lows: Upper 60s | Wind: S 10-20 m.p.h.

Thursday: Morning Storms, PM Clearing

Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: W 10-15 m.p.h.

A Tornado Watch is in effect for parts of the area until 8pm tonight.

Another tornado outbreak is possible today as the Storm Prediction Center placed parts of the Tennessee Valley in a "high risk" for severe thunderstorms. Locally, the D.C. area is under a "slight risk" for severe storms, with the primary threat of severe weather being in the form of damaging winds, but an isolated tornado is not out of the question. Breezy southerly winds will help push in warm air with highs in the lower 80s this afternoon and dewpoints will be in the upper 60s, which will make it feel quite muggy with the added moisture. Storms will become more likely in the afternoon hours and watches and warnings may be placed for parts of the region so be sure to stay tuned to the latest updates.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with the continued chance for a few thunderstorms. The cold front that is causing these storms is expected to move through in the late morning hours to around lunch time through the region on Thursday. There is an additional possibility for severe weather tomorrow with damaging winds again the primary threat. Highs tomorrow should reach the mid 70s and skies should begin to clear in the afternoon as the front moves east.

Friday into the weekend, conditions are expected to improve drastically, with high pressure moving overhead. Sunny skies and cooler and drier conditions can be expected on Friday with highs around 70 degrees. Saturday and Sunday will have slightly warmer temperatures but overall pleasant conditions with highs in the low 70s Saturday and upper 70s Sunday.

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