80% chance of a thunderstorm in the Washington DC area – NBC4 Washington

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Storms and heavy rains begin to move through the Washington, DC area on Tuesday afternoon as the region records its seventh straight day with temperatures above 90°C.

A line of storms began moving through parts of northern Virginia around 3:30 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Culpeper, Fauquier, Stafford and Rappahannock counties.

Storm Team4 says storms will hit DC around 5-8pm

Storms could be strong to severe with damaging gusty winds and hail. Local heavy rain is possible, but flash flooding is less of a concern due to recent dry weather.

Good weather will set in for the rest of the week and much of Labor Day weekend.

The afternoon highs will remain mostly in the mid 80s for the remainder of the week amid lower humidity.

DC Area Labor Day Weekend Forecast

Early prospects for the long weekend include plenty of sunshine Friday through Sunday. There’s a 40% chance of rain on Monday, so stick with Storm Team4 to keep an eye on the forecast.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest predictions. Download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to receive severe weather alerts on your phone.

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