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.
Thunderstorms Likely – Some Severe
Thunder Possible Until 3 a.m.
Mostly Cloudy, Mild
Wind: Northwest 5-15 mph
LOWS: 65°- 73°
Hot And A Bit Humid
Wind: West 4-8 mph
HIGHS: 87°- 91°
Mostly To Partly Cloudy
Showers And Thunderstorms
Rain Chance: 60%
Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph
HIGHS: 82° – 88°
Mostly Cloudy, A Little Cooler
Rain Chance: 50%
Wind: Southwest 12-22 mph
HIGHS: 82° – 87°
Average High/Low 87/70
Records High/Low 100/54
Sunrise/Sunset 5:46 AM 8:37 PM
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