Breaking: Squall Line of Showers Rapidly Approaching DC Area with Damaging Winds in Excess of 60mph

 Breaking: Incoming Squall Line

A line of showers and thunderstorms (image below courtesy pivotal weather) is currently racing southeast out of the Alleghenies mountains.

This squall line is the secondary cold front getting ready to race across the DC area between 4 and 6PM (height of rush hour) with the potential for widespread wind gusts in excess of 60 mph!

If you haven’t left for home yet, you might want to consider as these showers could cause tree branches to fall as well as power lines … snarling the afternoon rush hour especially in wooded residential areas.

High Resolution HRRR model shows damaging winds with line of showers….

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday, Torrential Rain & Flooding Possible Friday

The image below shows radar estimates of the amount of rain that has fallen across the Washington Region during the past seven days.

An area of low pressure will approach the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday afternoon, passing through the DC Area on Friday increasing the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall.

The image below is of the latest Global Ensemble Forecast System model, showing decent agreement that a surface low pressure system will track out of the Ohio Valley Thursday night and pass very near or right across the DC Region on Friday into Saturday morning. 

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