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Storms Possible in DC Area Wednesday as Cold Front Pushes In

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Scattered thunderstorms are possible in the D.C. area Wednesday evening before a cold front arrives and tempers the sweltering heat.

Some of these storms could be strong or severe with damaging wind gusts, Storm Team4 says.

Wednesday gets off to a humid start, then by 3 or 4 p.m. temperatures will be near 90°. Heat lovers, soak it in: This may be our last 90° day for a while.

Storms could strike after 5 p.m. and are most likely after 7 p.m. Some areas may not see storms until 11 p.m. Overall, there’s a 40% chance of rain tonight.

Thunderstorms could continue until the late evening hours as a cold front pushes in.

Thursday and Friday are both forecast to be wet with a 60% chance of showers, rain and storms. It's not expected to rain all day, but keep your umbrella handy.

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Highs will be in the low to mid-80s Thursday and a few degrees cooler Friday.

The weather is set to improve by Saturday although there’s a 30% chance of showers.

Next week, look forward to another stretch of hot, dry weather with rain unlikely until Friday.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast and download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to get severe weather alerts on your phone.

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