Brief but intense storms exit DC area overnight, new wave of Monday storms expected

Though the rain has started to wane, portions of central Virginia and southern Maryland are expected to see thunderstorms and showers into the midnight hours.

Storm Team4’s Steve Prinzivalli expected the showers and storms to begin around 6 p.m. containing “gusty winds, downpours, small hail, and dangerous lightning.”

He also expected temperatures to dip into the 70s as fog returns to the region, advising residents to drive carefully in rain and avoid windows during the severe storms.

This storm set marked the first round of wet weather the region will experience over the next two days.

The National Weather Service reported that severe thunderstorms will hit the D.C. area during the afternoon and evening on Monday. Prinzivalli said that you should expect more high-powered winds, hail, rain and even a chance of a tornado.

Forecast

Sunday Night: Partly sunny with a few showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s.

Monday: Partly sunny, breezy, warm and humid with late-day storms, some severe with gusty winds, hail, downpours and even a possible tornado. Highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, breezy and pleasant with lower humidity. Highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

Wednesday: Morning sun giving way to increasing clouds and warm with showers/storms possible in the evening or at night. Highs in the upper 70s.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher is a freelance digital writer and editor for WTOP.com. She previously covered the 2020 election with CNN and has bylines in The Lily, WIRED, NBC Washington, The Baltimore Sun, Washington City Paper and more.

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