More storms expected Thursday for DC area

An active weather pattern over the D.C. area will continue Thursday, with multiple batches of storms.

Another round of showers and storms are expected Thursday morning mainly east of Interstate 95, as a secondary frontal boundary crosses the region.

Some storms may contain damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and drenching rainfall.

As of 6:17 a.m., the following number of power outages were reported:

  • 1,194 power outages were reported in Fairfax County, Va.
  • 197 in Montgomery County, Md.
  • 180 in Arlington County, Va.
  • 122 in Loudoun County, Va.
  • 63 in Falls Church City, Va.
  • 12 in Alexandria City, Va.

When storms depart, area skies are forecast to be mostly clear and it should feel a less muggy outside. Tonight’s lows are expected to be in the middle to upper 60s, Storm Team4 meteorologist Matt Ritter said.


A cold front will pass through the area slowly Thursday. A few scattered morning showers are already occurring, but additional thunderstorms this afternoon will be south and east of D.C. along that front.

The humidity will drop during the afternoon and evening as winds shift to out of the northwest.

Friday will be a partly to mostly sunny day, with very warm temperatures but with very comfortable humidity levels.

Showers will return over the weekend, lasting into the beginning of the new workweek.

THURSDAY: A few scattered showers this morning. Mostly cloudy. Warm and very humid this morning, becoming less humid this afternoon. A few thunderstorms south and east of DC this afternoon and evening.

Highs in the middle to upper 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Becoming mostly clear. Mild but not as muggy.

Lows in the middle to upper 60s.

FRIDAY: Mostly to partly sunny. Very warm but comfortable.

Highs in ther middle to upper 80s.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny early then increasing clouds. More seasonable.

Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Showers arriving.

Highs near 80.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She has a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and a master’s degree in English Literature from The George Washington University.

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