Forecast Storm Team4 – NBC4 Washington
Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to bring rain to the Washington, DC area on Thursday and could cause flash floods.
After days of sweltering heat, clouds and rainy weather will offer some relief on Thursday with highs around 84 ° -90 °.
Flash flood watch is in effect for the DC area from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, including Interstate 95, the DC subway, southern Maryland, and the west shore of Chesapeake Bay. Here is a complete list of severe weather alerts.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain could arrive as early as lunchtime. Multiple showers and thunderstorms are expected.
Severe thunderstorms most likely occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to Storm Team4.
Flash floods are the greatest risk due to the potential for downpours dumping up to 2 inches of rain per hour, according to Storm Team4. Also expect damaging gusts of wind, frequent lightning, and blinding rain.
Showers are expected to continue overnight and through Friday morning.
Chances are it will rain during the 4th of July weekend, but the weather will give you plenty of breaks for outdoor grilling or fireworks.
Keep an eye out for the forecast if traveling, especially across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland officials have warned that rain could affect two-way traffic on the bridge. Here’s how to avoid getting stuck in traffic on the holiday weekend.
July 4th weekend forecast
On Friday, showers will persist in the morning, then there will be a risk of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon amid highs in the 70s above 80 °.
On Saturday expect sun and clouds with 40% chance of rain, including occasional showers and maybe a few thunderstorms.
The forecasts for Independence Day are looking better and better. Temperatures will be warmer, with highs between the low and mid-1980s, as well as lower humidity and a 20% chance of rain.
DC is expected to be dry enough on July 4 for the 9 p.m. fireworks display
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