The pattern of hot days and stormy afternoons in the D.C. area is expected to continue this weekend.
The pattern of hot days and stormy afternoons in the D.C. area is expected to continue this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
There could be a pop-up shower Saturday morning but the brunt of the weather event is expected in the afternoon or evening.
The National Weather Service said it is expecting an increasing chance of flooding through Saturday with “unsettled conditions” continuing for the entire weekend.
“Expect warm and humid weather each day with daily chances for showers and thunderstorms,” NWS predicted.
Storm Team4 meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli said that residents should prepare for another round of rain in the hours after noon over the weekend.
“We expect another round of showers and storms in the afternoon and evening storms; any storms could be severe with gusty winds and downpours,” Prinzivalli said. “The second half of the weekend will be partly cloudy, sizzling and muggy with highs in the lower 90s.”
Heat indexes will top out in the upper 90s Saturday.
There’s a chance of isolated afternoon storms or showers on Sunday and Monday, according to our weather gurus at Storm Team4.
It will be a bit hotter Sunday with heat indexes around 100 and even hotter on Monday
Storm recovery efforts continues
Thousands remained without power across D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Friday as another round of strong storms swept through the region.
That storm brought roughly an inch of rain to the region, according to measurements taken at Reagan National and BWI Marshall airports.
D.C. Fire and EMS also reported some downed trees and a water rescue — several unoccupied vehicles remained stranded in high water overnight.
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Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell told WTOP that flooding persisted along some vulnerable roadways and low lying areas that were still dealing with Thursday’s deadly severe weather
Officials said that three people were killed after a severe storm brought lightning to Lafayette Square, just a short walk away from the White House. Another person is in critical condition, according to U.S. Park Police spokesperson Lt. James Dingeldein.
Meanwhile, miles away, another storm brought a tornadic water spout to land at Smith Island, Maryland, a chain of islands with roughly 200 residents. Officials said the potential tornado damaged 17 homes and caused some substantial power loss.
Governor Larry Hogan called the storm “another reminder of how smaller storms can turn into severe and damaging weather events.”
“Just spoke to Somerset County Sheriff Ron Howard regarding the situation on Smith Island following last night’s storm,” Hogan said. “Damage assessment teams are on the ground. We’ve offered him the full resources of the state to assist with the response”
While a fundraiser is underway to help alleviate the financial burden of the severe storm — it has raised more than $50,000 since it started — the problems of gaining resources and restoring power persist.
“Most everything and everyone that comes to Smith Island arrives by boat,” according to the Smith Island Center.
SATURDAY: Becoming mostly cloudy. Humid. Rain and thunderstorms are likely. Heavy rain possible. Highs mid 80s to low 90s.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Isolated storms later in the day. Highs mid 80s to low 90s.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy, humid. Heat index near 100. Scattered storms later in the day. Wind: Southwest 5-15 mph. Highs mid 80s to low 90s.