From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Daily chances for rain ahead

May 7, 2013 - 07:38 AM
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Another unsettled stretch of weather as moisture will be streaming into our area.

TODAY: Periods of rain, breezy and cool. Isolated thunderstorms
Highs: 63°-67°
Wind: NE/E 10-15 mph

TONIGHT: More rain with heavy downpours possible
Lows: 54°-59°
Wind: East 10

TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy and mild with more rain
Highs: Near 70°
Wind: SE 4-8 mph

Low pressure over GA and high pressure well east of the New England coast are causing a steady flow of moisture from the Atlantic Ocean west/northwestward across the region. As the low pressure continues to move northward, the rain will get heavier in spots and there could be some isolated thunderstorms. It appears the heaviest rain will fall west and southwest of the metropolitan Washington area. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties and westward in VA. As the graphic below shows, lighter rain will fall outside of the watch area.ZZZZZ

More rain is forecast tomorrow with isolated thunderstorms. On Thursday, temperatures will warm into the lower 70s and the upper 70s on Friday. Scattered showers will still be possible on Thursday with an isolated thunderstorm possible on Friday afternoon.

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