PM Strong Storms Likely

This morning’s ample sunshine has primed the atmosphere with dew points in the 60s and temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s.  A disturbance will slide east across the Washington Area between 4pm and 6pm likely producing scattered strong to potentially severe thunderstorms.

Strong thunderstorms are likely this afternoon across the Mid-Atlantic States (image below courtesy Pivotal Weather)

The next image shows a closer look at when thunderstorms may arrive in your neighborhood.

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Strong Cold Front to Usher in Damaging Winds Friday

Scattered Showers and Storms for Evening Rush, Squall Line Likely Overnight, High Winds Friday

A strong cold front will approach the mountains of West Virginia this afternoon touching off isolated showers and thunderstorms across the DC Metropolitan Area during the afternoon rush hour.

Notice the squall line in the above image (courtesy pivotal weather) pushing through the DC Region between 11pm and 2am.  This line of storms will be accompanied by the actual cold front and will likely contain gusty winds.

High Winds Friday, Much Colder

High winds will develop on Friday afternoon as mixing in the atmosphere increases. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 55 mph are likely across the immediate Washington Area. I wouldn’t be surprised to see High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories raised for much of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland.

Timing the Gusty Winds on Friday

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