Nuisance rain this week

An unsettled weather pattern will cause almost daily rain chances this week, but it won't be everywhere and won't amount to much, so don't expect a washout.{ } Since our region is not in any kind of drought, I consider it nuisance rain because it's not the kind to soak in and help the lawn, garden and{ }reservoirs. Instead, it's the type of rain that's just enough to{ }scare folks inside at times.{ } It'll{ }mainly just be sprinkles and not much more than that{ }until Friday night into early Saturday.{ }{ }At that point, a cold front should{ }cause a{ }good soaking before plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures into the weekend.

Here's Monday morning's 7 day forecast, and notice the numerous slight chances of rain.

However, look at NOAA's Quantitative Precipitation Forecast{ }(QPF) from the Weather Prediction Center{ }through Thursday morning as it indicates only{ }0.01" to 0.10" of rain possible in the D.C. metro area.{ }

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QPF 12z Mon through 12z Thur

A strong cold front should hit Friday night, and this should bring more substantial and{ }soaking rain.{ } Preliminarily, I'd say{ }approximately 0.33" and 0.75" possible at that point.{ } It also looks like this front will drop high temperatures into the mid 60s for the weekend with sunshine.

No drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor:

Drought Monitor

Drought Monitor

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