With little fanfare, the autumnal equinox arrived this morning at 5:04. No chill in the air, just humidity and the promise for a very soggy Friday.
This Afternoon: Periods of Heavy Rain, Humid
Highs: 73°- 78° | Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph
Overnight: Rain and Showers Diminishes, Ares of Fog
Lows: 60s | Wind: South 3-8 mph
Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, Showers
Highs: 70s | Wind: North 5-10
Autumn arrived earlier this morning signaling the start of one of the most beautiful times of the year in Washington. Unfortunately, this forecast won't be winning a beauty contest anytime soon.
A cold front will slowly move toward the mid-Atlantic today and eventually stall across the area later tonight and into tomorrow. With abundant moisture surging northward, periods of heavy rain along with a few thunderstorms are expected today.
A flash flood watch has been issued for much of the area, click here for details. Rain totals will average up to two-inches, with some areas receiving as much as three-to-four-inches in a short period of time. Rain will diminish to scattered showers overnight with areas of fog developing. Lows will fall into the 60s.
Saturday remains unsettled with scattered showers and a little sunshine, Sunday appears to be a repeat performance.
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