Scattered storms hover over DC area

Elsa bade a hasty farewell to the D.C. area, but a weak cold front mustered enough strength to bring some scattered thunderstorms Friday night.

The greatest odds for severe weather were near the Interstate 95 corridor and points east.

Areas that saw storms had gusty, damaging winds and large hail. But the storms were so scattered that many parts of D.C., Maryland and Virginia were skipped over. A late flood warning for northeastern Charles County, Maryland, cancelled early Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service radar indicated heavy rain between 1 to 1.5 inches in the affected areas.

Earlier Friday, the two left lanes at D.C. 295 southbound after Benning Road were blocked due to flooding. There were also reports of flooding on East Capitol Street eastbound in D.C.

In Arlington, Virginia, Interstate 395 northbound between Virginia State Route 27/Washington Boulevard and the George Washington Parkway, the left side was blocked also due to flooding, the WTOP Traffic Center reported. There were also reports of flooding before the 14th Street Bridge in Virginia.

The WTOP Traffic Center also reported flooding on Eastern Avenue both ways near Minnesota Avenue/Addison Road in Capitol Heights.



Forecast

Behind the front Friday night, the humidity will start dropping to more comfortable levels by comparison, and that will be the case Saturday. On Sunday, the weak front will lift back north as a warm front and bring hotter temperatures and more humidity with the chance for more scattered thunderstorms

Friday night: Scattered showers and storms early; otherwise, mainly clear and more comfortable by daybreak. Lows: 60s to around 70.

Saturday: Less humid. Partly sunny. Highs: Mid-80s.

Sunday: Humid, partly to mostly cloudy, storms possible, some strong. Highs: Near 90.

Monday: Hot and humid with afternoon storms. Highs: Low 90s.

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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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