Fortunately, that weather is out of here for the weekend. Check out our predictions below and check back tomorrow morning for fresh insights.
It was a pretty quiet day, as long as you ignore the midday storms and tornado warnings. This batch of rain brought the region about a quarter inch, with some places receiving a little more. So far, there have been a number of reports of wind damage in the area, but no confirmation of tornadoes. While what’s still to come shouldn’t be too crazy, we still have some weather hazards ahead in the evening.
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Until tonight : Showers and additional thunderstorms are possible this evening, possibly until around midnight. If you encounter flooding, remember to “turn around, don’t drown.” The risk of a big storm has faded, but an isolated severe storm is not impossible. Otherwise, the sky tends to clear. Temperatures fall in a range of 60 to 65 degrees for minimums in most places. Scattered fog could be expected, although light westerly winds should help keep it to a minimum.
To see the current weather at the Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Saturday): The bad weather got out of here in time for the bank holiday weekend. The sky is mostly sunny, with more clouds at noon and afternoon. We may see a few showers or a quick storm late, but they should be hit or miss if that’s the case. High temperatures are around 80. Winds are from the northwest at around 10 mph, gusting above 20 mph.
Sunday: This one looks like a winner. We’re hot with the “Nice Day” statement (temps 65 to 85), but I imagine it’s coming if the forecast holds. The readings go up to around 85 for the highs. Winds are light from the west and southwest.
Remembrance Day : A fairly classic Memorial Day is on the agenda. At least as far as the unofficial start of summer is concerned. Highs are near 90. With southerly winds, humidity is moderate but sticky.
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Pollen balance: Before the rain, mold spores were low/moderate, as was grass pollen. Both tree and weed pollens are weak.
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9:00 p.m. — Severe storm threat ends but rain will persist for a while
The tornado warned the storm in southern Maryland has moved into the bay and will continue northeast out of the area. Moderate rain with some rumbling is now moving into the immediate area from the western suburbs. This activity will probably last around an hour, or maybe a little longer once it starts in the city.
The rain is already easing in western Loudoun County. It will last deeper into the night to the east.
8:35 p.m. – Tornado warning parts of Charles, PG and Calvert counties until 9 p.m.
A tornado warning is in effect for areas around Hughesville, Eagle Harbor and Huntingtown. It was the same storm that produced sporadic fast tornadoes to the south. It can produce another tornado at any time.
7:30 p.m. — Strong to severe thunderstorms penetrating southern Maryland and western parts of the region
Our next round of showers and thunderstorms is upon us, with the greatest near-term risk of severe weather over southern Maryland.
Several rotating thunderstorms have wandered north of Richmond in recent hours. This activity is the primary severe weather threat to this lot. It will approach the La Plata region over the next hour and continue to move northeast from there. These storms produced at least one tornado, near Hanover, Virginia, and another fast tornado or two remain possible.
To the west isolated thunderstorms. a line of showers and thunderstorms from Winchester to Charlottesville is marching east. A severe storm warning was in effect for Winchester and surrounding areas until 8:15 p.m. Although the immediate area may see showers in an hour or two, this stuff is still several hours away from the I-95 corridor. Isolated destructive wind is possible with this short-term activity.
5:55 p.m. — Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Southern District
Storms are developing in west-central Virginia and, as they are expected to track northeast, much of central, eastern and northern Virginia as well as the district and southern Maryland , have been placed under severe thunderstorm watch.
Storms moving through this area have the potential to produce damaging winds, hail and maybe a tornado or two. Model projections suggest the storms will reach the southwestern suburbs of Washington between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the Beltway area and locations to the east between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Storms can weaken some, especially as they push towards the north and northeast of the district. Monitoring includes District and Fairfax, Prince George and Anne Arundel counties, but not areas to the north.
Remember that a severe thunderstorm watch means conditions can withstand severe thunderstorms, but is not a guarantee. Stay alert. If a severe thunderstorm warning, on the other hand, is issued for your location, seek shelter.