From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Rain may cause flooding in the Metro

February 26, 2013 - 10:49 AM
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Rain is spreading into the Washington D.C. area this afternoon with some freezing rain above 1000 feet.

This Afternoon: Rain becoming heavy late

Highs: 40-45 | Rain: 1-2"

Tonight: Rain through the evening, then diminishing overnight

Lows: Upper 30s to Lower 40s | Rain: Flood Watch through the Evening

Wednesday: Cloudy with a few showers

Highs: Low to mid 50 | Rain: 30% Showers

A double barrell low pressure system is pumping in moisture to the area this afternoon and will keep us unsettled until Friday.  Rain will be increasing through the afternoon with the heaviest showers between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.  Here is a snapshot of our Futurecast for 4p.m. this afternoon:  

Rainfall Forecast this Afternoon

Notice the pink freezing rain in Garrett county, Maryland and parts of West Virginia.  Ice will glaze the roads there along with trees and powerlines, but for the metro, it's just rain.  1-2" will be possible, so a Flood Watch has been issued for the Metro Area. There will be some ponding of water on the roadways and smaller creeks and streams could flood.  The rain will taper off after midnight with just a few showers lingering on Wednesday.  Most of Wednesday will be dry with a brief warm up. Temps will reach the 50s Wednesday afternoon, before the second low swings in for Thursday.  There will be some rain showers on Thursday and as the low moves to our East and the cold air ushers in, we could see a brief period of flurries, but no big deal.  It will be much colder to end the week and into the weekend.


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