It's been a wet start to the month of June. As of this writing, June has received 9.18" of rain at Reagan National, which is 6.03" over the average for the month! Get ready to add an additional 1-3" to that total, Saturday.
A strong area of low pressure will develop over the Ohio River Valley, Saturday, bringing heavy rain and possible severe storms to the area. Here's a look at the surface features forecast for Saturday at 8 PM courtesy of the Weather Prediction Center.
- Weather Prediction Center
Rain will move in from west to east Saturday morning. Here's a look at our simulated radar at 8 AM Saturday.
- Radar simulation at 8AM Saturday
Heavier rain and possible severe storms move in later in the afternoon and evening. Here's another snapshot of our local futurecast at 8 PM. Notice the brighter colors, indicating heavier precipitation.
- Radar simulation at 8PM Saturday
Rain totals could reach 1-3", so flooding is a concern. The entire ABC7 viewing area is under a Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through late Saturday night.
- Here is another local computer simulation forecasting rainfall accumulations through Sunday morning. Remember, if you encounter standing water on the roads, turn around, don't drown.
- Accumulated Rain Projection through Sunday AM
Along with the threat of flooding, also comes the risk of strong, to severe, storms. The dynamics with this system will be conducive to gusty winds and an isolated tornado. The Storm Prediction Center has put our region under the 'Slight' risk category.
- Storm Prediction Center
You'll want to stay weather alert on Saturday. Stay with ABC7, NewsChannel, and right here at WJLA.com. If you're on the go, download our free, StormWatch7 weather app. Live radar, alerts, and more.
- StormWatch7 Mobile App