High heat and humidity combined with an upper-level disturbance moving through the region will create the possibility for severe weather this afternoon. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible with the potential for damaging winds and large hail.(Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.)
The watch continues until 8pm this evening. In addition, a Heat Advisory is still in effect for the majority of the D.C. area through 7pm this evening. Heat index values may approach 105°F this afternoon so please try to limit your time outdoors if possible.