Heavy rain, severe thunderstorms expected across the DC region Wednesday

A humid Wednesday with a mix of sun and clouds and the potential for severe storms later in the day.

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Temperatures climb into the upper-80s this afternoon as several rounds of potentially severe storms move across the D.C. region. There is the potential for heavy downpours, gusty winds, large hail, and standing water this afternoon.

Parts of the D.C. region were put under thunderstorm watches and warnings Wednesday afternoon. Several warnings were issued for both Virginia and Maryland, including parts of Charles, Stafford, King George, Culpeper, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington Counties.

In addition to the warnings, a thunderstorm watch was issued for the majority of the D.C. region until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. A Flood Watch will also go into effect in the region at 3 p.m. 

Scattered showers could linger into the morning hours Thursday. Drier conditions into Friday and Saturday with the potential for a pop-up shower Sunday.

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