D.C. Weather Forecast: Severe weather a big threat Friday

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Mild

Lows: 60s | Wind: SE 5-10 m.p.h.

Friday: PM Strong to Severe Storms

Highs: Low 80s | Wind: SE 10-20 m.p.h.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy & Cooler

Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: W 5-10 m.p.h.

Tomorrow is June 1st…the first day of Meteorological Summer…the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season…and it may well feature an outbreak of severe weather.

Warm but more moisture-laden air will overspread the area tomorrow as a strong storm system and cold front approach from the west. During the afternoon, as a cold front approaches the Appalachians and an associated area of low pressure moves across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, our area will be in prime position to see lines of strong to severe thunderstorms develop east of the mountains and then advance eastward towards the urban corridor and the Chesapeake Bay.

It is likely that some or all of our area will be placed under Severe Weather Watches and Warnings. Right now, it appears the Greater Washington area will see the highest probability of severe weather between 5 and Midnight. Strong winds and hail will be likely features of the stronger storms. Mid and upper level atmospheric dynamics will also support formation of isolated tornadoes.