From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. weather Tuesday night, Wednesday: RAIN!

October 10, 2011 - 03:20 PM
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A gushing storm system that's allowed fish to swim in Florida streets is coming to D.C., Maryland and Virginia this week.

Goodbye, sun. This week, Florida will be sending all its miserable weather up to us.

A large low-pressure system that has swamped the Meth State, allowing baby catfish to glide through flooded streets like they own them, is tracking northward and should arrive in D.C. sometime late Tuesday, probably around dark. When the clouds open up, 1 to 2 inches of rain could pour onto the D.C. region through Wednesday evening. The biggest downpour is expected to occur around the Blue Ridge, and there's a small chance for echoing thunder. There's even a possibility of minor coastal flooding around D.C. and Maryland's western shore. Happily enough, temperatures on Tuesday afternoon will still be bathwater warm in the mid-to-low 70s. (Latest forecast.)

Then on Thursday, another dimple of low pressure over the Midwest could toss more showers at the Mid-Atlantic. The chances of rain are greatest Thursday night, so keep one eye on the radar if you're planning on going out then.

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