ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras
7 Day Forecast
3/12/201490%High: 70°Low: 22°
Today - Cloudy. A chance of showers this morning...then showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs around 70. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight - Mostly cloudy with rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Windy and cooler with lows in the lower 20s. West winds 20 to 30 mph...becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Chance of Precip 90% Wind South at 14 mph Humidity (midday) 65% Dewpoint (midday) 50° Wind Chill (midday) 70° Sunrise 7:24 AM EDT Sunset 7:12 PM EDT Moonrise 3:42 PM EDT Moonset 4:52 AM EDT
3/13/2014High: 34°Low: 25°
Thursday - Sunny and brisk. Much cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Thursday Night - Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph...becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind NW at 20 mph Humidity (midday) 27% Dewpoint (midday) 0° Wind Chill (midday) 23° Sunrise 7:22 AM EDT Sunset 7:13 PM EDT Moonrise 4:38 PM EDT Moonset 5:26 AM EDT
3/14/2014High: 52°Low: 36°
Friday - Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming south in the afternoon. Friday Night - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind SSW at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 23% Dewpoint (midday) 10° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:20 AM EDT Sunset 7:14 PM EDT Moonrise 5:34 PM EDT Moonset 5:59 AM EDT
3/15/2014High: 61°Low: 36°
Saturday - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 20% Wind SW at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 50% Dewpoint (midday) 35° Wind Chill (midday) 61° Sunrise 7:19 AM EDT Sunset 7:15 PM EDT Moonrise 6:32 PM EDT Moonset 6:29 AM EDT
3/16/2014High: 52°Low: 32°
Sunday - Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Sunday Night - Rain and snow likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Chance of Precip 20% Wind NNE at 0 mph Humidity (midday) 51% Dewpoint (midday) 31° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:17 AM EDT Sunset 7:16 PM EDT Moonrise 7:31 PM EDT Moonset 7:00 AM EDT
3/17/201450%High: 40°Low: 25°
Monday - Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs around 40. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Monday Night - Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s.
Chance of Precip 50% Wind NNE at 5 mph Humidity (midday) 56% Dewpoint (midday) 24° Wind Chill (midday) 36° Sunrise 7:16 AM EDT Sunset 7:17 PM EDT Moonrise 8:30 PM EDT Moonset 7:31 AM EDT
3/18/2014High: 41°Low: 28°
Tuesday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind NNW at 5 mph Humidity (midday) 41% Dewpoint (midday) 16° Wind Chill (midday) 41° Sunrise 7:14 AM EDT Sunset 7:18 PM EDT Moonrise 9:31 PM EDT Moonset 8:04 AM EDT
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Today's Forecast Updated Wednesday at 8:41 AM
A potent storm will bring the potential for severe storms late today and then falling temperatures.
- This Afternoon:
- Mostly Cloudy with Showers and Storms
- Highs: Around 70
- Wind: S 10
- Evening storms and WINDY
- Lows: Low-Mid 20s
- Wind: NW 10-20+
- Mostly Sunny, Windy and Cold
- Highs: Mid 30s
- Wind: NW 15-25+
A strong low pressure storm is moving towards the Mid-Atlantic that will bring dramatic changes in the next 12-24 hours.
- This Afternoon
We are in the warm sector and despite cloud cover, D.C. should warm up into the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. Showers will be possible this afternoon, and then late today into the evening, a line of thunderstorms is expected to march across our region. There is a slight risk that these storms will produce damaging winds. Temperatures will plunge behind the front and it will become very windy. A wind advisory is in effect from 6p.m. until 11a.m. Thursday for the area. Temperatures will drop as much as 40 degrees between today's high and tomorrow morning's low. The highs will be back to near normal already by Friday.