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TIMELINE: Here's when we will see strong storms, damaging wind in the DMV

Storms may produce damaging winds, with an isolated hail and tornado threat.

WASHINGTON — Get ready for a round of severe weather for the DMV. The Washington, D.C. region may see severe thunderstorms both Thursday and Friday. The primary concern is damaging winds Thursday afternoon. Here's a closer look at the timing.

Additionally, there is a flood watch for parts of Maryland from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. This watch covers Montgomery and Frederick Counties in our region. 

INTERACTIVE RADAR: Track the latest rain and storms in our region here

Now - 9 p.m. Thursday:

Severe storms packing strong winds, heavy rain, and hail have started to move through parts of the area.  Critical timing for metro Washington is between now and 9 p.m. The damaging wind threat will increase in this period, with an isolated low-end tornado.  Heavy rain could cause some flooding, especially in areas prone to flooding during downpours.  A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the DMV including Montgomery and Frederick counties. 

 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for some of the DMV until 9 p.m. but has been trimmed back from the west. D.C. you are no longer in the watch area.

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Thunderstorms will impact the heart of metro Washington during the evening commute and through about dinner time. 

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday:

Thunderstorms will then ease by 8 or 9 p.m. for most of the region, with the severe threat ending for D.C. in this period. However, lingering storms are possible into southern Maryland.

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Futurecast at 9 p.m. Thursday

After 9 p.m. Thursday:

More thunderstorms may impact the region overnight, with isolated severe weather concern, especially south and east of Washington, D.C.

Friday:

On Friday, expect isolated thunderstorms once again for the afternoon in the DMV. These storms may produce gusty winds, with a few reaching severe levels of over 60 miles per hour. The final front clears away rain and storms by Friday evening.

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Futurecast at 5 p.m. Friday

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