A somewhat stormy Thursday for the D.C. area is winding down with a chance for more rain into the evening. What follows will be a warmer, more pleasant Friday. Here's the latest.
A somewhat stormy Thursday for the D.C. area is winding down with a chance for more rain into the evening.
Earlier in the afternoon, a long squall line extended from the Pennsylvania-Maryland border down into Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and its quick passage caused the National Weather Service to issue severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of the area.
As of 6:45 p.m., there were reports of downed trees in the Virginia counties of Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford and Culpeper and in the city of Manassas. There were similar reports in the Maryland counties of Carroll and Frederick.
Expect around an inch before it all moves out later Thursday night. What follows will be a warmer, more pleasant Friday. “Right now, the weekend is looking nice,” said Storm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Draper.
Saturday will be warmer and sunny, with low humidity and highs in the low to mid 80s. Sunday will be around 90 degrees. Storms, however, are possible in the afternoon. So if you have plans with your dad for Father’s Day, the earlier, the better.
Stick with WTOP on air and online for any severe weather advisories throughout the evening.