DC: Thunderstorm to Return on Sunday

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 16, 2014; 4:43 AM ET
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Sunday will prove to be not as perfect for outdoor plans around Washington, D.C., as Saturday was.

While low humidity, sunshine and dry weather made for a great day to be outside to start the weekend, residents and visitors will have to keep an eye to the sky and an umbrella handy on Sunday.

A shower or thunderstorm will return to the nation's capital Sunday afternoon as a cold front drops into the mid-Atlantic.

While Sunday afternoon will be far from a washout, any shower or thunderstorm threatens to briefly interfere with outdoor activities and sporting events.

One such activity will be the baseball game between the Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park Sunday evening.

Remember, you are close enough to be stuck by lightning if you hear thunder.

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A shower or thunderstorm will still be around on Monday before a period of heavier rain and thunderstorms move through Monday night.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the potential for this rain to trigger flash flooding. Regardless, travelers both on the ground and in the air should prepare for delays.

Additional bouts of showers and thunderstorms are expected as the new week progresses. The one thing that will remain absent is extreme heat.


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