Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 3:57 p.m. June 30, 2015

There is a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for the entire WTOP listening area until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.  Storms continue to develop this afternoon and could quickly become severe.  The main threat will be damaging wind gusts but hail is also likely with any of the stronger storms. Remain weather alert for the next severe hours until the severe threat diminishes. Storms may continue into the overnight hours but they are not likely to be severe.

Wednesday will be hot and on the humid side.  A light west wind will help to keep the heat index values in the low 90s with air temperatures rising into the upper 80s to around 90. Rain chances on Wednesday are below 20 percent.

Another wave of low pressure will approach the area Thursday. Expect another round of rain and thunderstorms on Thursday. They should not be severe, but they are likely to interrupt your outdoor plans. The added cloud cover will keep afternoon highs in the 80s.

Showers are likely to continue into Friday. A Northeast wind should help to keep temperatures in the low/mid 80s and reduce the chances of thunderstorms.

The Fourth of July looks to be a dry day with highs in the mid 80s.  Expect good weather for the fireworks around 9 p.m. with temperatures near 80.

 

 

 

TUESDAY NIGHT:

Thunderstorms Likely – Some Severe

Thunder Possible Until 3 a.m.

Mostly Cloudy, Mild

Wind: Northwest 5-15 mph

LOWS: 65°- 73°

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

Partly Sunny

Hot And A Bit Humid

Light Breeze

Wind: West 4-8 mph

HIGHS: 87°- 91°

 

 

THURSDAY:

Mostly To Partly Cloudy

Showers And Thunderstorms

Rain Chance: 60%

Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph

HIGHS: 82° – 88°

 

 

FRIDAY:

Mostly Cloudy, A Little Cooler

Showers Likely

Rain Chance: 50%

Wind: Southwest 12-22 mph

HIGHS: 82° – 87°

 

 

Climate info:

 

Average   High/Low 87/70

Records   High/Low 100/54

Sunrise/Sunset  5:46 AM  8:37 PM

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