From the ABC 7 Weather team

Unsettled week ahead; Flash flooding may become an issue

May 16, 2011 - 04:44 PM
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An upper-level low looks to bring a stormy pattern to the D.C. area this week.

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, PM T-Showers

Highs: Mid to Upper 70s | Wind: NW 5 m.p.h.

Overnight: Isolated T-Showers

Lows: Mid 50s to Near 60 | Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy, T-Showers Likely

Highs: Low 70s | Rain: Locally up to 2 inches

An upper-level area of low pressure will be stuck over the Mid Atlantic throughout the work week, bringing the chance for showers and thunderstorms each day this week. Today will be partly cloudy, with a chance for a few thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. Highs should reach the mid to upper 70s. Tonight, an isolated shower or storm will continue to be possible with lows in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.

Tuesday, a disturbance moving around the upper-level circulation will move through the area, bringing a better chance for showers and storms. Heavy rain will be possible which may lead to some localized flash flooding. Skies will be mostly cloudy otherwise with highs in the lower 70s.

Showers and storms will continue to be possible Wednesday through Friday. At this point in time, it appears like the weekend will usher in dry weather with highs near 80 degrees.

Be sure to check our Live Super Doppler and Interactive radars for the latest positions of the storms. Also, send any weather pictures to

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