STORMS POSSIBLE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10 pm

The start of the holiday weekend might be stormy. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of the DC region until 10 p.m. tonight. 

Storms are most likely to develop locally between 4-8 p.m., and some may be strong to severe in nature. They could include heavy rains, gusty winds and large hail. 

The Storm Prediction Center said the immediate metro area was at a slight risk for severe weather today, while some areas to the west were under an enhanced risk. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe storms in and close to the watch area.

Updates:

7:58 p.m.

Annapolis officials said lighting struck the Maryland State House at around 6:26 p.m. Friday. There was no fire or smoke caused by the lightning, but the external sprinklers went off, causing water to spray from the dome.

6:32 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Anne Arundel and Prince George's County in Maryland until 7 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is also issued for Spotsylvania County in Virginia until 7:15 p.m.

6:16 p.m.

 

6:05 p.m.

Friday night's Nationals game vs. Reds has been delayed due to the weather. It is scheduled to start at around 6:40 p.m.

5:42 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Anne Arundel County in Maryland until 6:30 p.m.

5 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock County in Virginia until 5:45 p.m.

Stay with FOX 5 DC and www.fox5dc.com for updates throughout the afternoon and evening hours.

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