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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for entire D.C. area, damaging winds and gusts up to 70 mph

Severe thunderstorm Watch for entire D.C. area, damaging winds and gusts up to 70mph. (ABC7)

Severe storms will be possible if not likely for much of the D.C. area this evening as a line moves in from the northwest. It is expected to cross the Metro after 7 p.m. and exit by 8 to 9 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Damaging winds are the primary threat with gusts over 70 miles per hour possible in the strongest storms. Small hail, frequent lightning, isolated flooding and tornadoes may be possible as well so be sure to have your StormWatch7 App handy and tune in to ABC7 News for breaking weather alerts.

Storms will end tonight and patchy fog will develop into Tuesday morning with lows in the 60s. Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening as the boundary remains draped across the region. Temperatures will surge into the lower 90s ahead of the front bringing plenty of heat and instability for storms to feed on.


The rest of the week will remain unsettled but the storm threat won’t be as high with temperatures back into the upper 70s Wednesday. In fact, rain chances remain in the forecast through the work week and into the weekend, though chances aren’t quite as high by Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal in the upper 70s to 80s through the weekend.


- Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. for the D.C. Area

- Damaging winds will be the primary threat in the line that should cross the Metro after 7pm

- Another threat for severe storms Tuesday with a slight risk for the DC area

- Unsettled throughout the week with storm chances lasting into the weekend

TONIGHT:

Storms end, patchy fog late

Lows: 62-67

Winds: NW 5-10 mph


TUESDAY:

Mostly cloudy, strong to severe storms possible

Highs: Low 90s

Winds: S 10 mph


WEDNESDAY:

Areas of rain likely

Highs: Near 80

Winds: E 5-10 mph

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