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Timeline: Here's when to expect severe weather as parts of DMV reopens Friday

Our timeline will help you plan around the rain as restaurants and shops begin to reopen.

WASHINGTON — Expect some showers and storms, few of which could be strong to severe, as D.C., Virginia, and parts of Maryland reopen on Friday.

Threats include strong winds, hail, and a small chance for an isolated tornado. Most of the stronger storms happen between now and 9 P.M.  The majority of the stronger storms will be north of D.C.

Patio lunch anyone? Saturday and Sunday are the best days to safely resume some activities outside of the house.

Here's a timeline to help you plan your activities Friday as D.C. and Virginia start to reopen.

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  • Now - 9 p.m.  Most restaurants are allowed to reopen with outdoor seating and certain restrictions. There will be a few showers and storms around during this time, but storms are scattered. Some of those storms could be strong to severe. It's not a complete washout, but it's good to note that a shower or storm could pop up during that time.  A few storms may become strong to severe.
  • 9 p.m. - Midnight: Showers and storm activity continues and then begin to end after 11 p.m. Most storms should clear by midnight.

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