As humid temperatures hover over the D.C. area, severe storms are expected to hit the region Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service warns that the District and much of Maryland and Virginia could see large hail, damaging winds up to 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain. Similar storms that ripped through the region Thursday produced a tornado that touched down in Columbia, Maryland.

The storms are expected to begin after 3 p.m., with the worst between then and 10 p.m.

Destructive tornados have taken place in recent days across the central part of the country. Currently, more than 39 million people are under an enhanced risk of severe weather from northeastern Texas through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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