Washington D.C. Forecast: Record-Setting Rainfall

Tonight:Rain...heavy at timesLows: 50s Wind: NNE 6-12 m.p.h. Saturday:Scattered Showers or Drizzle Highs: Mid 60s Wind: N 10 m.p.h. Sunday:Mostly Cloudy, Patchy Drizzle, PM Peeks of Sun Highs: Upper 60s Precipitation: 20%

Well, let’s see what’s new with that stalled out, East Coast low pressure system. Not much. So have a great weekend and I will talk to you on Monday. That’s how I feel. Truth is very little is new with the system. The low has crept a bit northward, still in sync with an upper level low pressure system to its west and high pressure firmly centered over Eastern Canada. There is a lot of dry air being pulled into the eastern part of the disturbance but tropical moisture is being pushed on shore.

Rising rivers, flooding streams and creeks and standing water are becoming a real concern in many areas. Just when it looks like the heaviest rain is over, more moderate to heavy downpours are generated and pass over the same areas already subjected to heavy rain. The pattern will change, the low pressure will weaken and move out to sea. But probably not soon enough to salvage the weekend. Areas of steady rain should give way to mostly drizzle during the day tomorrow. And enough dry air could work into the circulation for skies to brighten or even partially clear Sunday afternoon in spots…especially east of Washington. Sorry…