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Friday Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado Risk May Ruin P.M. Plans

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WASHINGTON -- Be on the lookout for severe storms heading through the nation's capital Friday afternoon.

An unstable weather scenario will be developing through the course of the day, which is likely going to put a damper on your evening plans -- especially for Friday evening's Nationals game. So be prepared to change your plans -- or seek shelter.

WJLA-TV sums up what's in store for later in the day:

Right now, it appears the Greater Washington area will see the highest probability of severe weather between 6 this evening and Midnight. Strong winds and hail will be likely features of the stronger storms along with periods of heavy rain. Flash flooding may be an issue later this afternoon and into the evening hours. Mid and upper level atmospheric dynamics will also support formation of isolated tornadoes.

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These possibly severe storms could last until midnight or a little later with intense downpours & lightning. Threats include damaging wind gusts, hail, and even a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Please stay alert, informed, on high ground, indoors, and never drive through water covering a road.

WRC-TV's Doug Kammerer noted Thursday night of the rapid changes that are afoot.


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Wow what a beautiful night tonight too bad tomorrow night at this time will not be nearly as good!

We'll have to wait and see how bad the weather will be.

DCist already branded Tuesday evening's storms "Thunderdoom 2012," so depending on the severity of the weather event, a new, more menacing moniker may be necessary.

Zeus Wrath 2012, anyone?

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