PM Update: Showers, some thunder, into tonight
Midweek chill before late-week warmth
A few showers this morning gave way to a midday break in the action, but more showers and thundershowers have formed this afternoon and evening. Some severe thunderstorms have been reported south and southeast (including large hail and a waterspout reported in vicinity of St. Mary's county) of the District and may continue affecting those areas through 8 p.m. Otherwise, clouds and the pesky marine air that pushed back south across the area last evening have held temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s.
Monitor severe warnings issued by the National Weather Service and radar on our Severe Weather Tracking Station below. Also, comment below with conditions where you are.
Through Tonight: An area of showers and storms will cross the area from west to east between now and around 6 to 8 p.m. A few storms may be strong to even severe south of the region, but will probably lose some punch as the sun sets. Though the shower risk continues into the night, it should slowly wane after midnight. We'll probably hold onto clouds through the morning though, so temperatures won't plummet. Lows should fall to the upper 40s to around 50.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): On the backside of the low-pressure system that has recently plagued the area, we'll be treated to a chilly and breezy late-April day. There could be an isolated early morning shower, but otherwise we'll see clearing skies throughout the day. Highs rise to around 60 or into the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph with higher gusts.
Long-track tornado: The supercell responsible for the Mississippi tornado deaths began in Louisiana and traveled all the way to Alabama over the course of several hours. During this time it spawned a tornado responsible for killing at least 10 people. The NWS office in Jackson, Miss., announced last night that this one tornado was on the ground for at least 97 miles (likely more) and had damage as high as EF4 on a 0-5 scale (5 being the highest). The tornado also had a maximum width of 1.75 miles!
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