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    DC: Severe Storm, Flooding Threat to Start the New Week

    By by Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    July 14, 2014, 12:17:02 AM EDT

    After only spotty rainfall this weekend in the Washington, D.C., area, the risk of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will ramp up quickly for the new week.

    As much cooler air plunges into the Midwest thanks to a southward trip by the Polar Vortex, warm and moist air will surge northward along the Atlantic Seaboard to start the week.

    The storms Monday and Tuesday will bring the risk of damaging wind gusts initially but can be followed by repeating downpours and the potential for flash flooding.


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    The weather pattern to start the week is likely to bring extended disruptions to travel and outdoor activities along much of the Atlantic Seaboard, including the South.

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    Drier and less humid air will spread into the region later in the week, holding high temperatures to slightly below normal during what is typically known as the hottest time of the year.

    The weather at Minneapolis early next week will be more appropriate for football, rather than baseball for the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.

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