Flash Flood Warning Issued for Reston, Penny-size Hail Reported

Damaging winds and hail are the greatest severe weather threats Saturday afternoon. However there is the chance for an isolated tornado

Damaging winds and hail are the greatest severe weather threats Saturday afternoon. However there is the chance for an isolated tornado

Forecasters say serious storms expected to start after 5 p.m. could bring flash flooding, lime-sized hail (no, that's not a typo for dime), and 80-mph wind gusts.

There's also a chance for localized flash flooding.

Wednesday night: Widely scattered thunderstorms, low clouds.

Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny and windy with a high near 90, the weather service said.

Temperatures will climb into the 80s across most of the state.

The warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. for central Northumberland County, northeastern Snyder County, southern Montour County and southeastern Union County.

The hot and humid day that broke out across most of the area is the reason for the upgrade, giving any storms that come this way extra fuel to work with.

She went on: "Lots of lightning, hail, strong winds and blinding rain headed towards I95 and inside the beltway".

FRIDAY - Cloudy with Rain.

Strong storms have developed near Emporia, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of the area. In addition, it is possible that one or two of these severe storms could spin up a brief tornado as well.

Ahead of these storms, the National Weather Service issued several weather alerts.

A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. today lasting until 2 a.m. Wednesday, as we will be looking for extremely high rainfall rates that could cause roads and poorly drained areas to washout and flood making travel extremely hard and unsafe. As the front moves through western Mass a line of severe storms will barrel through as well.

High winds themselves could lead to trees being knocked down and possible power outages. Chances of showers kick back up late afternoon, but many may not see rain until late Monday night.

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