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08/10/2020

Morning fog is giving way to cumulus clouds. These clouds will continue to build through this afternoon, and isolated thunderstorms are expected. However, much of the time will turn out dry, hot, and humid.

After patchy low clouds and fog dissipate, some sun will grace the region today. However, it will be a bit hotter than y...
08/10/2020

After patchy low clouds and fog dissipate, some sun will grace the region today. However, it will be a bit hotter than yesterday, and a few isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible once again.

Another mostly dry night across the area with a few isolated showers and storms possible. Lows will mostly be in the 60s...
08/09/2020

Another mostly dry night across the area with a few isolated showers and storms possible. Lows will mostly be in the 60s to low 70s. Expect mainly dry conditions to continue into the beginning of the workweek.

08/09/2020

Cumulus clouds are building, especially over the Washington and Baltimore Metro areas toward central Virginia. A few popup showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening, but coverage should remain isolated to scattered.

Patchy low clouds and fog will give way to some sunshine today. It will be warmer and a bit more humid, and while some i...
08/09/2020

Patchy low clouds and fog will give way to some sunshine today. It will be warmer and a bit more humid, and while some isolated showers and thunderstorms will form during the afternoon, most areas will not see rain.

Partly cloudy skies tonight with areas remaining mostly dry. An isolated shower or storm is possible mainly across Centr...
08/09/2020

Partly cloudy skies tonight with areas remaining mostly dry. An isolated shower or storm is possible mainly across Central VA. Lows will be in the 60s to low 70s.

08/08/2020

Clouds will give way to more breaks of sunshine throughout the rest of the afternoon. An isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out, but much of the time will be dry.

Patchy low clouds and fog early this morning will give way to some sunshine later today. A few showers and thunderstorms...
08/08/2020

Patchy low clouds and fog early this morning will give way to some sunshine later today. A few showers and thunderstorms can be expected around the region, but the chance of rain in any one place is generally 30 percent or less - most locales will stay dry today.

08/08/2020

The risk of flooding has ended. A few stray showers and thunderstorms will linger thru the rest of tonight. Patchy fog may also develop.

Showers and a few thunderstorms are affecting portions of central Maryland and the West Virginia Panhandle. Additional s...
08/07/2020

Showers and a few thunderstorms are affecting portions of central Maryland and the West Virginia Panhandle. Additional showers are over northeast Maryland and the Potomac Highlands. Expect showers and thunderstorms to be more numerous later this afternoon into this evening.

More thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected today. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect again this afternoon and tonight...
08/07/2020

More thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected today. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect again this afternoon and tonight for much of our area.

10:15PM Thursday, August 6th, 2020: FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for areas near and northwest of Leesburg Virginia! THIS IS AN ...
08/07/2020

10:15PM Thursday, August 6th, 2020: FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for areas near and northwest of Leesburg Virginia! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION! Avoid all unnecessary travel! Multiple water rescues are ongoing. Water is rising rapidly. More rain is on the way. Get to higher ground NOW!

The Flash Flood Watch was expanded to now include all of northern/central VA, the WV panhandle, and all of central/south...
08/06/2020

The Flash Flood Watch was expanded to now include all of northern/central VA, the WV panhandle, and all of central/southern MD. It was also extended until 6 AM Friday morning. Heavy rain is expected to develop this afternoon into tonight and could lead to flash flooding.

08/06/2020

Some heavier showers/storms moving into eastern WV and western MD at this time. Expect coverage of showers and storms to increase through the afternoon and evening across much of the forecast area.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect thru this evening. Thunderstorms may produce scattered instances of flooding today into...
08/06/2020

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect thru this evening. Thunderstorms may produce scattered instances of flooding today into this evening.

Flash Flood Watch until 3AM: Numerous slow moving showers and thunderstorms continue to develop across the central Shena...
08/06/2020

Flash Flood Watch until 3AM: Numerous slow moving showers and thunderstorms continue to develop across the central Shenandoah Valley into the north central Virginia foothills. This could lead to rapid rises on streams and flash flooding of low lying areas.

08/06/2020

10PM: Did anyone in the Madison County area see any trees or branches down or flooding from the thunderstorms earlier this evening? Let us know when & where -- thanks!

EF-1 tornado confirmed at Plum Point in Calvert County Maryland on Tuesday morning, August 4th 2020.
08/05/2020

EF-1 tornado confirmed at Plum Point in Calvert County Maryland on Tuesday morning, August 4th 2020.

Near normal high temperatures today with showers and thunderstorms possible over central and western Virginia. #dcwx #va...
08/05/2020

Near normal high temperatures today with showers and thunderstorms possible over central and western Virginia. #dcwx #vawx #mdwx #wvwx

A few showers and thunderstorms will linger across central Maryland into the early overnight hours. Otherwise, calmer co...
08/05/2020

A few showers and thunderstorms will linger across central Maryland into the early overnight hours. Otherwise, calmer conditions are expected with lows in the 60s to around 70.

08/04/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias is quickly moving off to the northeast. Gusty winds and heavy rain should quickly subside over northeastern MD over the next hour. The tornado threat has ended in our region, but flooding continues along/east of I-95.

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northeast across northeastern North Carolina and will cross our region through early aft...
08/04/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northeast across northeastern North Carolina and will cross our region through early afternoon. Heavy rains will increase in intensity with significant flooding potential, especially near and east of I-95. Winds will also increase in these areas, with wind damage possible. Tornadoes will also remain possible, mainly near and just west of Chesapeake Bay. Conditions should improve significantly later this afternoon.

A Tornado Watch is in effect this morning until 12pm EDT for portions of northeast, central, and southern Maryland, incl...
08/04/2020

A Tornado Watch is in effect this morning until 12pm EDT for portions of northeast, central, and southern Maryland, including the adjacent marine zones. See map for further details.

Per NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
08/04/2020

Per NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

At 5PM, Isaias was 490 miles south of DC & will arrive in our region Tuesday morning.  You can expect flash flooding wit...
08/03/2020

At 5PM, Isaias was 490 miles south of DC & will arrive in our region Tuesday morning. You can expect flash flooding with 4-8 inches of rain, tree damage with wind gusts 50-70 MPH near and east of I-95, and coastal flooding. For more info: http://weather.gov/washington

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for much of central and southern MD, DC, as well as portions of northeastern V...
08/03/2020

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for much of central and southern MD, DC, as well as portions of northeastern VA along the I-95 corridor. Flooding rain, wind damage, and tidal flooding are all threats to the area. See http://weather.gov/lwx/tropical for further details.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for southern Maryland and nearby waters. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect fo...
08/03/2020

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for southern Maryland and nearby waters. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for other areas along and east of I-95. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect this evening through Tuesday evening. See weather.gov/lwx for further details.

Due to Tropical Storm Isaias' threat to our area, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for counties along the I-95 cor...
08/02/2020

Due to Tropical Storm Isaias' threat to our area, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for counties along the I-95 corridor and east. Flash Flooding will likely be our biggest impact Mon eve - Tue eve. Tidal/coastal flooding (Tue and Tue eve) is also a concern. Stay informed.

Odds are increasing of significant flooding impacts in our area from Tropical Storm Isaias in the late Monday through Tu...
08/02/2020

Odds are increasing of significant flooding impacts in our area from Tropical Storm Isaias in the late Monday through Tuesday time frame. Stay tuned to latest forecasts from your favorite local media outlet. #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx

Hot and humid conditions today with heat indices in the lower 100s along and east of the I-95 corridor. A few showers an...
08/02/2020

Hot and humid conditions today with heat indices in the lower 100s along and east of the I-95 corridor. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon, while a strong to severe storm can’t be ruled out with damaging wind gusts being the primary threat. Latest: weather.gov/lwx

08/02/2020

Slow moving showers and thunderstorms will continue into tonight. Locally heavy rain and isolated flash flooding remain possible, mainly between the I-81 and I-95 corridors.

08/02/2020

A few thunderstorms over eastern WV & the Shenandoah Valley area over the last few hours looked pretty strong just above the surface, but we are wondering what happened AT the surface. If you saw any hail/wind/trees or branches or wires down, please let us know. Thanks!

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Nothing about Staunton, VA.? As a spotter who lives in Rockbridge, the next county to Augusta,I really wanted to know what the rain rate and rain total was over Staunton last night. US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
Whoever is preparing the high and low forecasts for Roseland, VA, ZipCode 22967 needs to do much better. For example, the forecasted highs for this week are in the mid 70's, but the actual highs will be in the upper 90's and increasing to triple digits later this week and into next week. Someone needs to go back to weather school.
Fist sized hail came down in the storm in Annapolis MD on 7/1/20 about 4-415pm. Lasted about 10 minutes. The storm itself took about 40 minutes to pass.
Photos a neighbor took during this afternoon's storm(s); Little Orleans area of eastern Allegany County. https://www.facebook.com/100000697376761/posts/3362319940467885/
Augusta, WV 6/10/20 3:54PM
Is Columbia MD going to get some of the severe weather or no?
Sleet in Columbia, MD. Has turned back to mostly rain with the lighter intensity now.
Siding damage from measured wind gust of 51 MPH. Belle Grove area (.75 mile south of I-68/exit 72; eastern Allegany County, MD).
FYI, some of us in the extreme southern end of your area (Charlottesville area) sometimes feel a little neglected. Your 11 pm post last night mentioned strong storms outside the DC/Baltimore area...trust me, it was pretty exciting down here as well!
Few light sleet pellets mixed into the sprinkles. Glen burnie I695 at I97
Found a video of the possible tornado from this morning
Keep up the great work