PM Update: Afternoon storms depart to the east, a few more possible Thursday


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Morning sunshine gave way to increased afternoon clouds and another round of storms across the area. This is all courtesy of a cold front moving through. The cold front won’t have a lot of interest in moving far though, so we may see stormy skies return to parts of the area for a third day in a row on Thursday.

Through Tonight: Storms that peppered the area have pushed east, with some lingering rain still falling in spots. The front is still to the northwest, so another pop up shower or storm is possible for a bit. That said, with earlier storms using up the fuel and the sun setting, anything else should be rather isolated if it happens at all. Lows range from the mid-60s to near 70, as light winds swing around toward the north and northwest overnight.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Cold fronts love to stall out and die around here in summer, so it shouldn’t be too surprising this one doesn’t get too far tomorrow. While storm odds are down compared to yesterday and today, it’s hard to rule them out completely, especially I-95 and east during the afternoon into evening. With skies at least partially shrouded by clouds, and slightly cooler air trying to filter in, highs are mainly in the 83-87 range.

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Storm clouds move over D.C. on Tuesday. (Joseph Gruber via Flickr)

Storm pictures from today: Storms that sent their worst mainly to the south and east of the city created some wild skies on their way through. A sampling is below.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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