From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: T-Shower chances through Friday

April 16, 2013 - 10:54 PM
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A few showers west tonight, but the best chance for wet weather arrives late Friday.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy; Few Showers / Rumble of thunder mainly west of D.C.

Lows: Upper 50s to middle 60s | Wind: S 5 m.p.h.

Wednesday: Partly Sunny, T-Showers Possible

Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.

Thursday: Partly Cloudy, Warm, Isolated T-Shower

Highs: Near 80 | Wind: S 10-15 m.p.h.

As expected, temperatures were noticeably warmer today and warm temperatures will remain across the area through Friday. A couple, weak frontal systems will approach our region over the next couple days. As a result, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible tomorrow afternoon.  Our local computer model shows a few of these showers.

Only a few isolated showers are anticipated on Thursday, but on Friday everything changes.  On Friday, the air mass across our area and over most of the mid-Atlantic will be warm and increasingly unstable. During the afternoon and evening, a strong cold front will cross the Blue Ridge and head for the metro area. Showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and many will be heavy. There will also be a chance of severe weather across parts of the area. It is too early to be more specific but based on what we are seeing in computer modeling, Friday could be a very active weather day. Stay in touch with our updated forecasts as Friday approaches.

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