The National Weather Service has forecasted the probability of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. (National Weather Service)

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 8PM.

A line of intense thunderstorms will push through the area this afternoon, bringing the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

In a tweet posted by the NWS office in Sterling, Virginia, the office forecasted: “Intense thunderstorms will likely develop this afternoon into this evening. Main threats: flash flooding and locally damaging wind gusts.”

The timing of the storms’ arrival should make for a slow, soggy evening commute. Flash flooding is also possible. 

Montgomery County has information and tips on how to deal with severe weather, as well as text alerts and Twitter feed.