This is the actual map of the probability of damaging winds (greater than 58 mph) for the U.S. this afternoon and evening (within 25 miles of a point) – issued by the National Weather Service.

Looks fishy. (National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center)

The map has an unmistakable look of a shark: protruding fin and all. And D.C. is right in the shark’s eye.

I suppose when CWG’s Jeff Halverson – in his assessment of the severe weather risk today – said there was “a catch“, he was onto something

(But seriously: we do have a risk of some rough weather this evening. See Jeff’s post for more: Severe storms possible this afternoon and evening and stay tuned for updates this afternoon)

Hat tip: Seth Borenstein (via Facebook)