Weather: Risk for severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon

Weather: Risk for severe t-storms Saturday afternoon. (ABC7)

Waking up to mostly cloudy skies and a few sprinkles around the DMV. We can expect temperatures to climb into the mid to upper 80s today with higher humidity. A frontal boundary is adding extra lift to the atmosphere today. Therefore, the D.C. metro and points east are under a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon. By 2 p.m., storms should start to fire up near the I-81 corridor. These storms should reach the metro by 4-6 p.m. If you do have outdoor plans today be sure to keep an eye to the sky and have a plan in place where you can move indoors quickly. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds, heavy rain and flash flooding.

For tonight, any t-storms should die down before midnight. Mostly cloudy skies continue overnight with lows staying in the 60s to low 70s.

Sunday will be a good pool day; as partly sunny skies return with higher humidity. Daytime highs soar into the 90s with Feels Like temperatures in the low to mid-90s. A stray t-storm is possible Sunday, but for the most part it should be mainly dry.

An area of high pressure builds in for the early half of the week. We can expect plenty of sunshine around Monday-Tuesday with lower humidity and temperatures in the low 80s. Enjoy!

*Weather Alert: Slight Risk for Severe T-Storms this Afternoon, includes D.C.

-Strong PM Storms Possible

-Impacts: Damaging Winds, Flooding

-Hot & Humid Sunday

  • TODAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, PM T-Storms
  • HIGHS: 80-87
  • WINDS: SE to SW 5-10 mph
  • TONIGHT: T-Storm Early, Mostly Cloudy
  • LOWS: 64-72
  • WINDS: W 3-6 mph
  • SUNDAY: Partly Sunny, Stray Storm, Hot & Humid
  • HIGHS: 86-92
  • WINDS: W 5-10 mph

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off