From the ABC 7 Weather team

Muggy & mild with a few showers today; heavy rain tomorrow

September 22, 2011 - 07:40 AM
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Weather Headline: Unsettled weather in the forecast with showers and thunderstorms for the next few days.

TODAY: AM Fog/Drizzle, Clouds w/ Peeks of Sun, Few Showers/T-storms

Highs: Near 80 | Wind: South 5-10

OVERNIGHT: Isolated Shower, Muggy, Patchy Fog

Lows: 60s | Wind: South 5-10

TOMORROW: Widespread T-Showers, Some Hefty

Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: SE 5-10

A southerly flow of warm and moist air will continue across the area for the next few days. A strong upper low pressure is churning to the west and will funnel moisture into the region from south to north. This will keep the sky mostly cloudy through Saturday with chances of showers and thunderstorms. Today’s showers are not anticipated to be widespread and a few breaks in the clouds are likely. However, areas that get some sunshine would have a higher likelihood of a thunderstorm. Temperatures will approach 80 degrees today.

Tomorrow, several components come together to lead to increased shower activity with hefty rains and the potential for flooding of our already soaked ground. Temperatures will be held back in the mid 70s. Over the weekend, we will still be in the shadow of the cold front. This means a couple more unsettled days are likely. We’ll keep a good bit of clouds around Saturday with some breaks for sun but also some random showers. By Sunday, rain chances will drop a bit more but, an isolated shower or two is not out of the question. We may see a little more sunshine on Sunday especially the farther north and west you go from Washington. Have a great day.

Astronomical note: The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 5:05 am Friday morning….marking the official arrival of Fall.

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