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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

26°C

78°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NW 11 km/h
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint 21°C (70°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index27°C (80°F)
Last update 5 Aug 1:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 8 to 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 10 to 18 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 32 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. North wind 8 to 13 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light and variable  in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 28 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. East wind 8 to 10 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 22 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 28 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 29 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 8 to 10 km/h.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 10 to 18 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. North wind 8 to 13 km/h.
Thursday
A chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. East wind 8 to 10 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 6 m)
1:38 am EDT Aug 5, 2015
2am EDT Aug 5, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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