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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 28 Jul 9:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria VA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 77 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Patchy Fog
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 9 mph.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria VA
 38.83°N 77.09°W (Elev. 249 ft)
7:37 pm EDT Jul 28, 2015
10pm EDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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