From StormWatch7's Eileen Whelan:
*WEATHER ALERT DAY* - A line of strong storms expected between 2-4pm in the DMV with damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.
Warm and windy. Showers and severe storms this afternoon.
Winds: SW 10-20 G 35+
Rain ending. Becoming partly cloudy with falling temperatures.
Winds: W to NW 10-20 G 40 mph
Partly cloudy, seasonable, and breezy to windy.
Winds: NW 10-20 G 30+
March is coming in like a lion with the risk of severe weather this afternoon. Near record warmth is expected with highs in the mid to upper 70s. You'll also notice the humidity and winds. Gusts may exceed 30 mph, at times.. Stay alert this afternoon with the risk of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has our entire area under an 'Enhanced' risk of severe storms. This means any storms that develop could contain damaging wind gusts (greater than 58 mph), hail (up to 1 inch), and isolated tornadoes. The highest risk is between 1-5pm. Rain will be possible through midnight with falling temperatures overnight. Lows will bottom out in the mid to upper 40s by tomorrow morning.
The week will end with much lower temperatures! Highs tomorrow will be seasonable, in the low 50s, but it will feel cooler with the wind. Friday is looking raw and rainy. Temperatures will be stuck in the 40s with chilly showers. A few wet snowflakes may mix in, too.
The first weekend of March will be dry and a bit cool. It will feel more like February Saturday with highs in the mid 40s. Sunday will be more seasonable with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
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Today's Record Temperatures