Your Washington Area Father’s Day Weekend Forecast

Severe Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Evening

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. Some storms may contain strong gusty winds and hail. The image below (courtesy Pivotal Weather) shows storms moving through the DC Region between 7PM and 2AM.

Father’s Day Forecast

Father’s Day should remain mostly dry across the Washington Region, albeit hot and humid with widely scattered storms possible during the afternoon or evening hours.

Numerous Storms and Flash Flooding Thursday, Much Cooler with Showers on Friday

A disturbance will advance eastward towards the DC Region on Thursday afternoon while a back-door cold front advances westward toward the interstate 95 corridor.  This squeeze play setup in the atmosphere should ignite numerous showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall and gusty winds during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Timing Thursday’s Thunderstorms and Friday’s Showers

Locations today that remained mostly dry (west of the 95 corridor in Northern Virginia and central/northern Maryland) will likely see the heaviest storms tomorrow.

Temperatures Slide on Thursday Night/Friday

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Potential Severe Weather Outbreak on Thursday

Thursday is looking interesting across the Washington Area as an approaching cold front, upper-level trough and favorable wind field increase the risk for severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes.

Dew Points are forecast to rise into the 70’s, making the humidity feel oppressive on Thursday (images courtesy, PivotalWx).

Favorable Wind Field for a few Tornadoes

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