From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Seasonably warm today with a few P.M. storms

August 15, 2012 - 02:14 PM
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The chance of rain today is only at 30% however what storms do develop may become strong to severe.

Wednesday: Partly To Mostly Sunny; Few T-Storms Possible; Slight Chance Of A Severe Storms S&E of Town

Highs: 85-90° | Wind: W 5-10

Tonight: An Early T-Shower; Otherwise Partly Cloudy

Lows: 60s To Around 70 | Wind: W 4-8

Thursday: Mostly Sunny; Less Humid & Seasonably Warm

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: W 4-8

The frontal boundary that pushed through the region yesterday afternoon sparking off widely separated showers and storms is currently to our south and east near the mouth of the Chesapeake. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with the threat (30%) of a few afternoon and evening thundershowers. D.C. and all areas south and east are under a slight risk of severe storms today as well with the main threats being damaging winds and perhaps even some hail.

Tomorrow slightly drier air will briefly move into place allowing for a mostly sunny and seasonably warm highs in the upper 80s.

By Friday our next cold front will take aim on the region with partly sunny skies, hot and humid proceeding the cold front itself. Showers and storms are expected to develop during the afternoon and evening hours however it is still a bit too early to pin down exact time windows. Once again some of the storms that develop Friday may become strong to severe so check back with us often for updates. The main threat with the stronger cells would be damaging winds and hail.

Unfortunately, the front now looks to move through the region a little slower than previous weather guidance suggested so far this week. That means that Saturday may be unsettled with a chance of lingering showers and storms. Gradual clearing and drying will occur from the northwest to southeast later in the day.

Cooler and less humid air filter in behind the front Sunday which looks delightful with patchy clouds, low humidity and highs in the low 80s.

~ Have a good day!

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