Scattered thunderstorms possible in DC region for Sunday evening

While previous severe weather watches have been cancelled, we’re keeping an eye out for scattered thunderstorms and high winds as we head into Sunday evening.

Here’s what we’re looking at tonight:

  • Increasing clouds throughout the day.
  • Afternoon showers and potentially thunderstorms.
  • Breezy, winds blowing 10-20 mph.
  • Warmer temperatures, highs in the upper 70s. 

On Sunday afternoon, high winds in Frederick, Md., brought about downed trees and power lines, including a power pole that was snapped in half on Hunting Rd.

For most of the region, clouds will increase throughout Sunday. Thunderstorms are possible as the low pressure center swings its cold front toward the area, Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Clay Anderson reports.

Ahead of the front, temperatures will rise into to the upper 70s by the afternoon. Once the cold front sweeps through Sunday evening, winds will become westerly and bring drier air back into the D.C. area.

Chances for showers and storms will diminish by midnight with a gradual clearing overnight.

The upcoming week will be pleasant until Tropical Storm Ian’s trek north is expected hit our region, spreading heavy rain and gusty winds into the D.C. area Friday night into next weekend.


SUNDAY: Scattered thunderstorms possible. Storms may produce damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Any storms should end after sunset. Clearing skies overnight. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

MONDAY: Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 70s.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-70s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.


Tadiwos Abedje

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