Updated 6 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect until 6:30 p.m.
Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Reston and Herndon until 8 p.m. today (Friday). The watch covers 13 counties.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 5 p.m. today to 4 a.m. on Saturday.
The National Weather Service says that scattered showers and thunderstorms will hit the area this evening, potentially causing heavy rain in some areas.
Storms remain in the forecast as Tropical Storm Laura makes its way to the region. The storm is expected to affect Virginia on Saturday, according to forecasters.
Showers and storms are beginning to organize over west-central PA, these will eventually make their way to our area this afternoon. Some storms may become severe in nature with the most likely impacts being damaging winds. Visit https://t.co/MW83KHFiJb for important updates. pic.twitter.com/XWfeJIvtRh
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 28, 2020
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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the area today as Tropical Storm Isaias brings rain and the possibility of flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch and coastal Flood Warnings are in effect today into tonight.
The storm is expected to move rapidly over St. Mary’s County this morning and exit the Chesapeake Bay by midday.
Forecasters say that the threat of flash flooding is likely as rainfall continues to move northward. Totals of between three to six inches are expected. The highest amounts are expected over the I-95 corridor in the early afternoon.
Isaias is moving NE across NC, crossing our region through the early PM. Heavy rain will intensify with significant flood potential, especially near & east of I-95. Winds will also increase in these areas, with wind damage possible. Tornadoes also possible, mainly near the Bay. pic.twitter.com/wUyXqUxsuz
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 4, 2020
The storm was downgraded over the weekend from a hurricane to a tropical storm and later to a tropical depression, but it will still send a wave of rain across the East Coast. Nate sped through the Gulf Coast over the weekend as a Category 1 Storm, leaving more than 100,000 customers without electricity in the region. The hurricane was also the first to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina in 2005.
In Reston, the National Weather Service expects a break from the rain on Tuesday, followed by back-to-back showers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) October 9, 2017
On Tuesday, the chance of rain is 20 percent, with temperatures hovering in the low 60s in the evening. On Wednesday and Thursday, the chance of showers is 50 percent. Skies will remain cloudy through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Weather Channel provides a 10-day snapshot of the forecast here.