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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Heat Index Could Reach 100, Possible Hail Storm Wednesday Afternoon

Extremely high temperatures are expected to be met with severe storms Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery County. Weather forecasts are projecting a possible hail storm, with wind gusts reaching up to over 2o miles an hour. Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 90s with high levels of humidity throughout the afternoon as well. According […]

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May 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Late Friday and Saturday

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County beginning late Friday night through Saturday evening. Officials with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management say residents should expect heavy rainfall that may produce flooding within the next 24 hours. Minor flooding at the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry is expected to impact both […]

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April 14, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Record Rains on Monday; Will Wednesday Bring Snow?

The unpredictable weather of 2019-20 continues. Monday saw deluges that caused flooding and fallen trees and Wednesday may bring a bit of snow. Heavy storms brought record rainfalls to the area Monday, with all three major airports in the region recording all-time highs. Record daily rainfall @Reagan_Airport today: 2.33 inches breaks the old record of […]

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April 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac and North Potomac. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed […]

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March 18, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Winter Weather Ends Like it Began – With a Whimper

It may not feel like it but Wednesday is the last day of winter – one of the mildest winters recorded in modern history. Temperatures were way above normal and snow accumulations way below normal. According to FOX5’s chief meteorologist Sue Palka, there is no official measure for the amount of precipitation that falls in Montgomery […]

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February 13, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

2020’s ‘Unwintry’ Winter Offers Great Contrast to 2010’s Snowmageddon

It’s another rainy day in the DMV. In what has become a regular occurrence this winter, temperatures are higher than normal with lots of rain and almost no snow. If winter is coming, it better hurry. The first official day of spring is March 19 — five weeks away. According to longtime FOX5 weathercaster Sue […]

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February 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Thursday

An areal flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Montgomery County from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Multiple rounds of rainfall will occur through early Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected to begin Thursday around 1:00 p.m. and continue into Thursday night. Two to three inches of rainfall is expected through […]

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January 7, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

First Snow of 2020 Makes FOX5’s Sue Palka ‘Ridiculously Giddy’

The first snow of the year – and decade – has begun. Montgomery County schools have already been let out early. Many after-school and evening events have been canceled. These are the kind of days that meteorologists dream about. It’s their Super Bowl. Sue Palka, the dean of TV weather prognosticators in the DMV, is […]

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January 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Federal Agencies, County Programs Closing Early Tuesday Before Snow Falls

As the region readies for the first snowfall of the new year, government facilities and programs are announcing closings and cancellations. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will close early on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Montgomery County Government offices and departments are staying open Tuesday with nonessential employees given the opportunity to use “liberal leave” […]

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January 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

Possible Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday

It’s been cold out, but the National Weather Service forecast has a reminder that it’s still winter. The meteorologists are predicting snow for Tuesday. The NWS says rain and snow are likely, mostly after 4 p.m., just in time for rush hour. It’s expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near a snow-melting 38 […]

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