DC at Risk for Flooding, Severe Storms Through Tuesday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
July 15, 2014; 6:46 AM ET
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Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will be at risk for storms bringing flash and urban flooding, as well as damaging wind gusts and hail through Tuesday.

Downpours and storms can be intense enough to delay travel with the worst of the storms during the afternoon and early nighttime hours.

Motorists should be prepared for blinding downpours and flooded roadways.

As the strongest storms sweep through the metro area, a ground stop could occur at area airports.

A small number of the storms can down trees and cause sporadic power outages.

Seek shelter as storms approach as the greatest danger to those outdoors will be from lightning strikes.

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The risk of flooding downpours and thunderstorms will shift eastward on Wednesday, but beaches from Florida to Maine will still be at risk for disruptions.

The storms are begin driven by a dramatic change to cooler weather over the Midwest.

While the core of the cool air will hold up in the Appalachians and the Midwest this time, the air will turn much less humid during the second half of the week and will allow rather low nighttime temperatures for the middle of July around the city.

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