From the ABC 7 Weather team

Hefty rain today could cause flooding in D.C.

May 17, 2011 - 08:45 AM
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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the entire through late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing local heavy rainfall with rates of one to two inches per hour possible.

This Morning: Hefty Showers/Storms

Highs: Around 70 | Wind: SE 10-15+

Overnight: Scattered T-Showers

Lows: Around 60 | Wind: East 6-12

Tomorrow Morning: Mostly Cloudy, More Showers/Storms

Highs: Low 70s | Wind: East 8-15+

An upper level storm system spinning overhead will funnel a lot of Atlantic moisture into the region over the next 48 hours and therefore the National Weather Service has issues a Flash Flood Watch. Locally heavy rain could cause streams and creeks to quickly rise out of their banks along with the potential of flash flooding in urban and low lying areas. Remember if you encounter a water covered road: TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

Expect off and on hefty showers and storms today, tonight and tomorrow. Highs will top out in the low 70s with lows near 60 degrees. The overall pattern breaks down by late-week, with shower chances becoming more scattered Thursday and isolated Friday. Highs will rise into the middle 70s under a mix of clouds and sunshine. The weekend brings drier weather with partly cloudy skies and highs into the 80s. Stay dry and have a good day.

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