5:15 PM | Strong thunderstorms will affect much of the DC metro region between 5:30 and 7:30 PM

Discussion

A line of strong thunderstorms has formed just to the west of the District and it will affect much of the DC metro region during the next two hours. Some of these storms contain wind gusts of up to 50 mph and brief heavy downpours are possible along with small hail. The threat for showers and thunderstorms diminishes later this evening and the weekend is looking quite decent.