Storms are possible this afternoon and evening along with heavy rain later tonight.
6:50pm: The severe threat is over, but the flooding potential remains tonight into Friday. Flash Flood Watches continue through Friday afternoon. See Jacqui's latest blog here.
6:08pm: Much of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been cancelled. No severe storms are active at the moment but we will continue to monitor Doppler radar.
- Severe T-Storm Watch until 8pm
No severe storms at the moment but a line of heavy rain extends from Fredericksburg, VA to Frederick, MD pic.twitter.com/8dXb8Kijlt— Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) May 15, 2014
5:40pm: There's a chance for the severe thunderstorm watch to be extended east of its current position per the latest Storm Prediction Center discussion. Only a 40% chance though at this point. We will keep you informed!
5:35pm: This was from earlier this afternoon around 5pm, but the storm definitely had some broad rotation in it. Enough for a low hanging base or wall cloud to develop. We don't see them all that often in the D.C. area!
T-Storm warnings continue for Prince William, Fairfax and Montgomery Counties until 5:30 and 5:45pm pic.twitter.com/jfCQS2juXU— Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) May 15, 2014
4:32pm: A few thunderstorms have developed out ahead of the main line and are affecting the western portions of the Beltway.
4:21pm: A line of severe storms will continue to move to the northeast through Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and possibly western Fairfax Counties over the next 45 minutes. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues through 4:45pm. Damaging winds are the primary threat in this line.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been posted for parts of the D.C. area west of the district until 8 p.m. The main threat in any storms will be damaging wind gusts, but small hail and possibly even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out completely.
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8pm
Latest model trends depict the line of storms making it to the Blue Ridge by 3-4 p.m. and the D.C. Metro area by 7-8 p.m. Heavy rain looks to continue tonight through Friday morning, including the morning commute. For more on the potential for flooding, please see Jacqui Jeras's latest blog.