From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. forecast: Severe storms in the D.C. area

June 13, 2013 - 02:20 PM
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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through the evening hours.

This Afternoon:
Severe Storms Possible
Highs: 80s
Wind: SW 10-20 m.p.h.
Tonight:
Storms Ending, Partly Cloudy
Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.
Friday:
Partly Cloudy and Comfortable
Highs: Around 80
Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms will be likely through the afternoon and early evening hours in the D.C. area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues until 7pm this evening for the majority of the D.C. area. Storms have developed into a line and will continue to move through the D.C. Metro later this afternoon between 4pm and 6pm. Damaging winds will be the primary threat in any storms but in addition, large hail will be possible. The tornado threat has diminished significantly since earlier forecasts but there will still be the possibility of an isolated tornado. The strongest storm activity is expected in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

Storms will end later this evening after 7pm as they move east over the Chesapeake Bay. Temperatures will fall into the 50s in the suburbs and low 60s inside the Beltway under partly cloudy skies. Friday will be breezy and cooler behind the front with highs around the 80 degree mark.

The weekend will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid 80s on Saturday but a return of clouds with a warm front on Father's Day Sunday and highs in the upper 80s. In addition Sunday there is a chance for an isolated thunderstorm by the afternoon hours.

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