From the ABC 7 Weather team

Rainy today then windy tomorrow

December 27, 2011 - 02:52 AM
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The rain will increase in intensity this afternoon then end tonight, and you'll notice the gusty winds by Wednesday morning.

This Afternoon: Moderate to Heavy Rain

Highs: Upper 40s | Wind: S 5-10 mph

Overnight: Clearing

Lows: 35-40 | Wind: W 10-15 mph

Wednesday: Windy

Highs: 40-45 | Wind: NW 20-30 Gusts 40 mph

Our sunny high pressures system from yesterday moved out over the Atlantic today and is being replaced by a strengthening storm system.  Coming straight from the Gulf of Mexico, this system has a lot of moisture to work with and will likely dump around an inch of rain in parts of the abc7 viewing area.  The rain should come to an end just after the evening rush hour, and the sky is expected to clear tonight with temperatures dropping into the mid/upper 30s.

As this storm zips past our region tonight, it will continue to deepen and intensify which will increase our winds by early tomorrow morning.  The headline for our Wednesday weather will be the wind out of the northwest, which will be steady at 20-30 mph and gusting to 40 mph.  Cooler air will briefly spill into Washington with highs in the low to mid 40s tomorrow.  However, no major temperature swings are in the forecast anytime soon. 

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