From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. forecast: Strong late afternoon and evening storms

July 8, 2012 - 03:00 PM
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Strong to severe thunderstorms will increase during the afternoon and evening hours as a cold front slowly moves to the south. The latest watches and warnings can be found here.

This Afternoon & Evening: Strong to Severe Storms, Gusty Winds, Hail

Temperatures: near 100° and falling | Wind: Northeast 5-10 (higher gusts possible)

Overnight: Showers and Storms Diminish

Lows: 70°-76° | Wind: Northeast 5-10 mph

Monday: Isolated Storms, Partly Cloudy, Cooler

Highs: 82°-87° | Wind: Northeast 5-10 mph

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for D.C. area until 10:00 P.M. For the latest watches and warnings, click here. Heat Advisory continues until 8:00 P.M.

A cold front will drift across the mid-Atlantic during the afternoon and evening hours bringing showers and thunderstorms. Development will be quick and some storms will have the potential to deliver gusty winds over 60 miles per hour, large hail and frequent lightning. Storms are expected to diminish during the overnight hours, but some may linger into early Monday morning. Cooler, yet unsettled conditions will stick around for the upcoming week.

Stay with ABC 7 News, News Channel 8, WeatherNOW and for the latest severe weather updates. On Twitter, follow @StormWatch7, @SteveRudinABC7 and @AlexLiggitt.

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