WASHINGTON - The unsettled weather pattern continues for your Sunday, and that means a severe weather threat later this afternoon. The DC region is at an enhanced risk for severe storms, which are most likely to develop between now and 8 pm.
if you've been outside, you know it's warm, sticky, hazy and uncomfortably humid. FOX 5's Caitlin Roth says that's what we've got ahead of a cold front moving our way. You may have seen a shower or two ahead of the main event.
Speaking of the main event, you can expect it to roll in between now and 8 pm, depending on your location. The Storm Prediction Center indicates the DC region is at an enhanced risk of severe weather developing during these hours.
Here's how that threat breaks down:
TIMING: 4-8 PM
STORMS MAY INCLUDE: HEAVY DOWNPOURS, FREQUENT LIGHTNING, POSSIBLE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS
FAST-MOVING SYSTEM: STORMS WILL MOVE IN AND OUT QUICKLY
BIGGEST THREATS: DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS AND FLASH FLOODING
Storm risk is around DC is at 70% between 4pm and 8pm this evening. After 8pm, threat drops to only 10%. pic.twitter.com/68Q8FDnKp1— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) June 5, 2016
Remember, a "watch" means that conditions exist that are favorable for severe weather, while a "warning" means severe weather is imminent and you should seek shelter immediately.
On the bright side, we'll have less humidity on the other side of this cold front, and a beautiful week is in store-- with highs in the 70s!
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