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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains, mid-Atlantic to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains, from northwestern Kansas to southwestern Nebraska and extreme northeastern Colorado, as well across parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible in areas surrounding the Slight Risk areas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

A Few Clouds

93°F

34°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed SW 10 G 16 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1013.2 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 4 Aug 12:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NNW Washington DC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. North wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers.  High near 82. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday
Showers. High near 82. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Washington DC
 38.94°N 77.05°W (Elev. 121 ft)
1:36 pm EDT Aug 4, 2015
1pm EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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