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Posted at 1:45 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for metro region

By Capital Weather Gang

* CWG's Full Forecast | Cirrus and contrails on display *

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9 p.m. for the entire metro region (that's in addition to the Flash Flood Watch issued for 5 p.m. through late tonight). Here are excerpts from the watch text:


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

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

Read the full watch text from NOAA.

We think the best chance for showers and storms, severe or otherwise, in the metro area starts around 5 p.m. and continues on through the evening. See our latest full forecast here, and check back for PM Update between 3 and 3:30 this afternoon.

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 27, 2010; 1:45 PM ET
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Comments

These will be slow moving, heavy rain producing rain makers! PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS FLOODED ROADS - if you cannot see the pavement, I implore you to turn around.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | May 27, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Looks as though cumulus are now starting to build over Columbia Heights West/West Pike Arlington...El Bombo.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | May 27, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Nasty looking line of storms in the mountains there.

Posted by: wiredog | May 27, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

That bundle of storms down in WV is hardly moving! Could we possibly be in for a taste of this come dinner time?

Posted by: bodyiq | May 27, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

are we gonna get hit by something that "pops up" just to our west? like bodyiq says, those ones way out west are barely moving. and they haven't even crosses rt.81. at this rate they won't get here 'til sometime tomorrow....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 27, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse


Gang this is really off topic but on the national hurricane center there is a storm currently over central America that has a high chance of development could you tell me if you think this could be Alex?\

Also what are we talking about in terms of wind with are current storm

Posted by: snowlover31 | May 27, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse


Gang this is really off topic but on the national hurricane center there is a storm currently over central America that has a high chance of development could you tell me if you think this could be Alex?\

Also what are we talking about in terms of wind with are current storm.

Posted by: snowlover31 | May 27, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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