Chance for rain, storms will persist into the weekend

A thunderstorm moves past Fairfax at night

A thunderstorm moves past Fairfax at night

However, strong and severe thunderstorms have formed across the the Ohio River Valley, and this activity will move towards our area later this afternoon after 3:00 p.m. and continue through 8:00 p.m.

This afternoon, the chance of isolated to scattered storms will continue, and a few strong storms may result in brief gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, the weather service said.

Flash flooding is the biggest concern.

"The risk of severe weather is lower in southeastern CT, but it can't be ruled out", Meteorologist Scot Haney said.

On Tuesday, there's a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m., with a high near 78 and a low of about 57.

As the National Weather Service said this morning in their forecast discussion, this is a day to really be "weather aware".




As we reach the start of the work week, there's a chance of showers throughout the week, with temperatures in the upper 70s.

Update: An updated hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service at 10:16 a.m. warns an isolated tornado could not be ruled out, "mainly north and west of New York City".

A few of those storms could be strong to severe and are capable of producing small hail.

Most of Upstate south of I-90 could see thunderstorms with damaging winds.

As is typical behind an MCS, we're now in an area of more stable air, so the rain is gone and we even have some sunshine in spots.

The extended forecast calls for a break in the rain until Saturday, when showers are possible in the afternoon, according to the weather service. Forecast models suggest that the front will shift back south through the afternoon, crossing through the District this evening, stalling south of the region Wednesday morning. Remain alert for severe thunderstorms, mainly between 4 PM and 11 PM especially for eastern PA and NJ.

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