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PM Update: Scattered storms here again

8:40 pm update: Another batch of showers and isolated thunder coming from the west should move east across the area through around 10 p.m..

5:40 pm update: Showers and storms have dissipated and moved well east of the area. Could be more later this evening but local radar is quiet for the time being.

From earlier...

Through Tonight: Scattered showers and storms probably disrupt the commute home at least in some spots, with an overall 50% chance of a shower or storm at any given location into this evening. A few storms could turn severe with damaging winds and large hail. Of course, heavy rain and lightning are a threat with any storms that develop. Any showers and storms die down late in the evening or overnight and lows are mild and muggy, in the mid-to-upper 60s.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Lately, once our weather gets into a pattern it has a hard time getting out of it. That’s the story tomorrow, which shapes up much like today and the past few. Highs aim for the mid-80s with partly sunny skies, and it’s somewhat humid with shower/storm chances a bit lower than today, around 30% and mainly mid-afternoon into evening.

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Pollen update: Walter Reed says “Trees are in the MODERATE range at 67.73 gr/cubic meter, grasses are HIGH at 24.6 gr/cubic meter, weeds are LOW at 4.15 gr/cubic meter and mold spores are in the MODERATE range at 9181.99 spores/cubic meter.”

Keep reading for earlier weather updates...

4:55 pm update: Severe T’storm Warning for northern Howard and southern Carroll counties until 5:15 p.m. This storm could contain quarter-size hail and winds over 60 mph. Meanwhile, a strong cell (not severe so far) has developed along the southern branch of the Beltway near Alexandria, heading east-northeast through southeast D.C. & central P.G. County.

From 3:15 p.m.: Highs have reached the mid-to-upper 80s and a few storms are popping up to the west, including in north-central Loudoun County approaching Leesburg and west-central Montgomery County, as well as in southern Fauquier into Stafford counties. Sounds a lot like yesterday, no? And like yesterday, while the area is not under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch today (except for Stafford, Charles, Calvert counties and points south), a few storms this afternoon into evening could be strong to severe.

Dan Stillman is a meteorologist and editor for the Capital Weather Gang. He earned an M.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.


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