The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the D.C. area until 7 p.m. Thursday. A cold front moving across the area brings the likelihood of passing storms, News4 meteorologist Tom Kierein said. Isolated severe storms could bring damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and large hail, especially from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. That means people in the area should be prepared for the possibility of more power outages.
The last sentence is significant; we had a terrific storm that barreled through on Sunday -- traveling 50 MPH (zoom!) -- that knocked power out to over 400K people. I dropped a camp lantern off at my first husband's place last night because he was still without power from Sunday's storms (which was just the ticket, because his power was restored a couple of hours later <g>), and some people have been told it might be Saturday before they have power again.
The sky is dark, thunder is booming, rain is falling in sheets, and the lightning is terrific! Fun to watch; I'm glad I can!
How're things in your area?