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Posted at 9:50 PM ET, 04/25/2010

Severe Thunderstorm Watch through the evening

By Capital Weather Gang

* Flash Flood Warning N portion of area 'til 2:00 a.m. *
* Our Full Forecast | Storms? Radar & more: Weather Wall *

Scattered thunderstorms continue. While they have impacted primarily northern portions of region, a line of strong storms is now moving through the immediate metro and should continue to do so through around midnight, with more showers possible after. Hail up to around 1" in diameter has been reported in several locations along with some heavy flooding rain and plentiful lightning. The Storm Prediction Center continues a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire area through 11 p.m. this evening:

HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

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ADDITIONALLY A SUPERCELL COULD FORM VICINITY OF SURFACE BOUNDARY ENHANCING BOTH THE LARGE HAIL POTENTIAL AND A BRIEF TORNADO THREAT.

By Capital Weather Gang  | April 25, 2010; 9:50 PM ET
Categories:  Alerts, Thunderstorms  
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Comments

Centreville VA I hope not! So many people are planting this weekend. Heavy rain & hail will do a number on all those landscaping projects.
Lovely & very warm at 78 degrees. Really hoping that this fizzles out.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | April 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Eeek. Mesocyclone X1 heading for Jefferson County, W.Va.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | April 25, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

What's a supercell?

Posted by: paperball | April 25, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

It's now a tornado.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | April 25, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

paperball, a supercell is basically a (typically) large single storm (can be in groups etc). As opposed to more of a line of storms that we often see around here. More.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | April 25, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Two other t-storms bearing down on JeffCo also. We are gonna get slammed. Trying not to alarm the little ones.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | April 25, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the info & link, Ian! Weather is way outside my current skill set, but I always appreciate the info you give on this blog.

Posted by: paperball | April 25, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Sorry all of you in DC are missing out, we're getting quite a lightning show up here!

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | April 25, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sorry to be missing out! I need the power to stay on so I can finish writing my paper. :)

Posted by: JTF- | April 25, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

johnslau here, actually. lightening in Olney, and the rain varies in intensity. Any idea about fog in the AM? My dad was planning on heading from here out 66, down 81, and to the Smokies supposedly before 6am. Thanks!

Posted by: smspam | April 25, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I just heard a rumble of thunder down here near Takoma Park, and the wind started up. It sounds like we won't be missing the fun.

Posted by: Murre | April 25, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

It looks like a nice line of storms is currently developing from Front Royal and points North.
Anybody think this one makes it to our area?
Holding out hope for some lightning here in Brambleton....

Posted by: bodyiq | April 25, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

@bodyiq

It does look like there is finally enough storms to bring weather to the immediate metro area (not just central Maryland). Will be interesting to see how they look after they get across routes 29 and 28.

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | April 25, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Im guessing 1030pm for dca to get in on it.

Posted by: pvogel88 | April 25, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Just heard the first rumble of thunder in eastern Loudoun (right by Rt 7/Rt 28)

Posted by: natsncats | April 25, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

And the rain is coming down pretty hard!

Posted by: natsncats | April 25, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Wind just picked up in Huntington.

Posted by: mmurphy70 | April 25, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Rain started up 1 minute ago. Coming down rather strongly now. No thunder. Takoma Park/Silver Spring.

Posted by: Murre | April 25, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Rain has stopped.

Posted by: Murre | April 25, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

@Murre -- yeah, the rain didn't last long here either.

Posted by: natsncats | April 25, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Hey everybody, new post up discussing the current line of storms passing through the metro area. See yall over there.

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | April 25, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

@natscats -- Booo. I want enough rain to wash the pollen out of the air.

Posted by: Murre | April 25, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The current line of what?

Posted by: Murre | April 25, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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