From the ABC 7 Weather team

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled, flood threat remains

May 15, 2014 - 06:25 PM
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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


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!


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.

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