CommuteCast: More Scattered Showers, Storms
Gorgeous Saturday shaping up
An approaching cold front is helping to fire up showers and thunderstorms, which will be scattered about the area into the evening. Along with heavy rain and dangerous lightning, some storms may cause isolated damaging winds and hail. Most spots will probably see at least a light shower, with about a 50-50 chance of getting a heavy shower or strong storm. The greatest risk of severe storms is east and south of D.C. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for Stafford, Charles and Calvert counties and points south.
Early-afternoon highs in the mid 80s have already fallen into the 70s in many places thanks to increasingly cloudy skies and showers.
Monitor the Severe Weather Tracking Station below for latest radar and severe warnings issued by the National Weather Service. See the rest of the forecast below that, and NatCast if you're headed to tonight's ballgame.
Tonight: Any showers and storms should slip south and east of the metro area by around 8 or 9 p.m. with the loss of daytime heating and the passage of the cold front. Winds from the northwest will begin bringing in drier air, allowing lows to fall to the low 60s in the suburbs and the mid 60s for the city.
Tomorrow: A delightful Saturday is expected as temperatures remain warm and skies turn mostly sunny. A light northwest wind will complement high temperatures in the mid 80s and help to create another "top 10" type of summer day (for the second Saturday in a row!).
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