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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

76°F

24°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 5 Aug 7:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Showers
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. North wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday
Showers likely after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
7:36 am EDT Aug 5, 2015
8am EDT Aug 5, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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