This holiday weekend, strong storms along with hot weather are hitting the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.
There were showers and a few strong or severe thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, with a similar risk of severe thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon and evening.
“Showers will end before sunrise on Sunday, leading to a hot and humid day with a risk of severe thunderstorms, mainly late in the afternoon and evening,” WTOP meteorologist Mike Stinneford said.
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According to Stinneford, the risk of afternoon and evening thunderstorms will continue into the week, including a slight chance of storms on the afternoon of the Fourth of July.
Sunday’s temperatures will be in the mid-80s to low 90s.
Monday will be hot and humid with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures that day will be in the upper 80s to mid-90s. It’s looking like America’s birthday will be mostly dry as it’ll be in the 90s with a small chance of afternoon storms, according to Evans.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Chance of continued showers, warm and muggy. Winds: South 5-10 mph. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, hot and humid with mainly late day thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low to mid 90s.
4TH OF JULY/TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. Chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.