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Weather: A rainy, gloomy weekend in the forecast

Weather: A rainy, gloomy weekend in the forecast. (ABC7 graphic)

Our string of really nice weather days has ended as two weather systems are pushing toward the D.C. area today bringing clouds and periods of heavy rain to many parts of the region. This afternoon's rain could spark some flash flooding (rapidly rising flood waters) for D.C. and communities along the I-95 corridor to points east, the flood threat does not extend into the far northern and western D.C. suburbs. If you live and or travel through locations that are prone to flooding, please monitor conditions this afternoon and evening.

Rain is likely through the evening hours, this could impact the National's game tonight, and late tonight showers should end. We could see a little sunshine tomorrow morning which will lead to more afternoon clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms for your Sunday.

The upper-level winds that usually work to guide weather systems across the country will unfortunately be taking a break over the next 6 days, this will allow for an area of atmospheric low pressure to linger across the eastern U.S. providing lots of cloud cover and daily chances of on-and-off showers and storms through the balance of the week ahead. Drier conditions look to return Friday.


- Periods of rain, heavy at times (Flash Flood Watch from 11A through tonight for much of the region)

- Sunday morning looks dry, showers and storms return in the afternoon

- On and off showers and storms will remain in the forecast for the entire week ahead


TODAY:

  • Cloudy, Periods of Heavy Rain
  • Highs: 74-76
  • Winds: East 8-12 mph


TONIGHT:

  • Cloudy, Showers Ending
  • Lows: 66-70
  • Winds: Southeast 4-8 mph


SUNDAY:

  • Mostly Cloudy AM, Developing PM Showers and Storms
  • Highs: 80-84
  • Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph
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