Flash Flood Watch on the way for areas of Maryland and Virginia

(Photo, ABC7)

A flash flood watch will go into effect for Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Howard and other counties in Maryland north of D.C. and Loudoun County in Virginia at 3 p.m. Tuesday as storms continue to hit the DMV.

Today will be the hottest day this week with highs soaring into the low 90s. It will be hot, humid, and breezy. Similar to yesterday, strong to possibly severe storms are likely this evening, so you'll want to stay weather alert. Storms are most likely after 7PM with heavy rain, lightning, hail, and damaging wind gusts that could lead to wind damage and power outages. A majority of the DMV is under the Storm Prediction Center's 'Slight' risk category, so know that any storms that develop could reach severe limits. Storm chances continue overnight with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely tomorrow. The risk for severe weather wanes overnight, so after today, it will be more about wet weather, as opposed to severe weather.

Highs tomorrow will top out in the upper 70s with the low 70s forecast for Thursday and Friday. A soaking rain is looking more likely Thursday and Friday, so keep the umbrella at the ready.

Heading into the weekend it will be warmer with highs back into the low 80s. Saturday and Sunday are still looking unsettled with rain and storm chances both days.

Our unsettled weather pattern finally breaks early next week with drier weather likely Tuesday through Thursday.

Currently tracking storms (not severe, but a lot of lightning) over Loudoun county moving toward Frederick, MoCo, Fairfax counties & D.C.

- Hottest day of the week (low 90s)

- PM strong storms likely (especially after 7PM)

- Not as hot, but quite rainy Thursday and Friday

- Unsettled pattern breaks by next Tuesday

TODAY: Partly cloudy. Hot and humid. PM storms likely.

Highs: 88-94

Winds: SW 5-15 G 20 mph

TONIGHT: Scattered showers and storms. Patchy fog.

Lows: 62-68

Winds: W to S 5 mph

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Not as hot. Scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms.

Highs: 74-79

Winds: SE 5 mph

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