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Severe Storms Possible into this Evening

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather in portions of the Great Lakes and Midwest today. The area of greatest concern is in Michigan, southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana. The primary risks for this area will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

87°F

31°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed SW 13 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1013.1 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 2 Aug 5:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Bethesda MD

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 6 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Bethesda MD
 38.99°N 77.12°W (Elev. 348 ft)
4:37 pm EDT Aug 2, 2015
6pm EDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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