Scattered Severe Thunderstorms Possible Friday Afternoon

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed parts of the D.C. Metropolitan Area under a “Slight Risk” for Severe Thunderstorms on Friday afternoon.

The main threat from the thunderstorms will be damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and hail although the risk of an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out as wind shear in the atmosphere will be increasing during the day on Friday.

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High Humidity Thursday and Friday but Spectacular Weekend Shaping Up

Tropical Storm Bertha

T.S. Bertha formed earlier this morning, quickly making landfall in South Carolina. The latest North American Model (image below courtesy Tropical Tidbits) shows the heavy rainfall remaining well south and west of the DC Region as the storm moves into West Virginia and weakens.

Humidity will be noticeably higher on Thursday with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely during the afternoon. The good news is that coverage of showers and storms should remain scattered according to the latest high-resolution forecast models.

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Watching the Southeast Coastline

Watching the Southeast Coast

A potent disturbance off of the southeast Florida coast is forecast to move northward approaching the Georgia or Carolina coastline on Wednesday. The forecast models are currently not in agreement as to whether this disturbance will develop into something more substantial or if it will simply bring the threat of heavy rain and or thunderstorms Thursday into Friday.

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