Scattered Strong to Severe Storms Likely to Remain North of D.C. this Evening
The best chance for scattered severe thunderstorms through midnight remains across northern Maryland through midnight.
Needed Rainfall Thursday Afternoon and Friday
The front will stall across our area on Thursday with numerous showers and thunderstorms breaking out during the afternoon hours. Some storms may contain gusty winds and hail, but widespread severe weather is not currently anticipated. If there is more ample sunshine during the morning hours on Thursday, our region could theoretically see a more widespread severe weather event but for now, the best bet is numerous strong storms containing heavy rain, gusty winds and potentially some small hail. The image below shows storms developing across eastern West Virginia at 18z (2pm) and moving eastward across the interstate 95 corridor between 4pm and 8pm.
Additional storms are likely on Friday due to the stalled cold front residing across our Region.
Beautiful Weather on Sunday Across the Entire Washington Region
The cold front is forecast to clear our area during the day on Saturday, touching off some scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across the southern half of our region. Much cooler and dryer air will infiltrate our region behind the cold front with highs on Sunday in the lower 80s and dew points dropping into the 40s.