Thursday afternoon was certainly action packed, as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the area, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and a couple of tornado warnings. Behind the storms, a much drier and more stable air mass will filter in for Friday.

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Through Tonight: Clearing out quickly behind the departing line of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy to start the overnight period, then becoming mostly clear with decreasing humidity. Just a slight chance of stray shower overnight as a cold front comes through. Lows will be in the 60s with a breezy west/northwest wind at 10-15+ mph.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly sunny, warm and a bit windy on Friday. Temperatures will top out in the low 80s, but the humidity will be much lower with dew points falling into the 50s. Winds will be gusty out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Mostly clear and calmer tomorrow night with lows in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

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Severe storms move into DC. Tom Madigan via Twitter.

Flood concerns in the Midwest: As much as 8 inches of rain has fallen over the past 72 hours in parts of the Central and Southern Plains. All of that water has quickly run out of places to go as the soil in these areas has become oversaturated. The end result is some fairly catastrophic flooding, especially around Tulsa, where they are bracing for their worst flooding event in over 30 years.


Radar rainfall estimates over the past 72 hours. A wide swath of 4 to 8 inches of rain has inundated parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. Via NOAA.

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