A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for the Potomac Communities.

The National Weather Service issued the alert as strong storms are forecast to blow through the area today, bringing heavy wind and rain.

It’s been a breezy day so far this morning. The storms are expected to impact the area throughout the afternoon.

Once they move out, sunny weather is expected to Wednesday and so are lower nighttime temperatures. The weather service forecasts low temperatures in the low 50s for Wednesday night.