Evening Storms may produce Damaging Winds

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms may pop up during the early afternoon hours, then attention will shift to the north as a line of severe thunderstorms may develop along the Pennsylvania-Maryland border during the afternoon rush hour.  This line of storms will need to be closely monitored as the high-resolution models suggest a “bowing” segment (indicative of damaging winds) may develop and then rapidly move southeast into the Washington Metropolitan Area between 6 and 9PM. Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and hail are the primary threat with this line, although an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out either as wind shear increases in the atmosphere.

A closer look at the line of storms that I will be watching: