Roller Coaster Temperatures to continue for DC with several chances of Rain

Monumental Sunset over the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.; photo credit Brook Ward

A few light showers or periods of drizzle are possible on Wednesday as a maritime flow moves in off of the cooler Atlantic ocean. Skies will be mainly overcast with highs only reaching the upper 50s north of DC with lower to mid 60s across our southern suburbs.

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Wednesday Afternoon Update on DC Area Severe Weather Potential

The Washington Area is in for a wild Thursday as the probability is high for strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday morning through the early afternoon hours.

Forecast Soundings:

The latest forecast sounding from the Rapid Refresh Model (RAP) valid at 10AM at National Airport (DCA) shows a medium chance of hail, higher chance of damaging wind gusts as well as adequate wind shear for isolated tornadoes Thursday morning through the early afternoon hours (until the cold front passes).

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Wednesday Morning Update on Severe Weather Outbreak

The latest high-resolution models continue to indicate the potential for severe thunderstorms along and east of interstate 95, mainly across north-central Virginia (Fredericksburg) into southern Maryland during the pre-dawn hours on Thursday, continuing through the morning rush hour. 

The latest high resolution models also show the potential for a second line of Severe Thunderstorms impacting the immediate Washington Area with the passage of the cold front during the early afternoon hours on Thursday.

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