Stormy weather moves through DC area

Heavy rain moved into the D.C. area Monday afternoon, bringing with it the risk of flooding. Here’s what you need to know.

A powerful cold front moved into the area and brought showers and thunderstorms, including 2 to 3 inches of rain in a short period of time.

Storm Team4 meteorologist Mike Stinneford said, “an isolated tornado is also possible,” in addition to the damaging winds and heavy rainfall

A tornado warning was issued for a portion of Charles County in Maryland as well as in Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia, which has expired. Earlier Monday, the front also prompted a tornado warning for portions of Culpeper and Fauquier counties in Northern Virginia, after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Culpeper.

Several trees were later reported to be down near the intersection of Farley and Alanthus roads in Culpeper.

Fortunately, the rest of the week will be sunny and beautiful after the storms move on, with comfortable temperatures and low humidity in the forecast through Friday.



The forecast

Monday evening and night: Showers and thunderstorms, which may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Showers end after midnight. Lows in the 60s.

Tuesday: Sunny and less humid, with highs around 80.

Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant with low humidity, with highs near 80.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and pleasant, with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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