Get through today and gradual improvements through the rest of the week.
This Afternoon: Cloudy with Periods of Rain
Highs: Mid 60s | Precipitation: 100%
Tonight: Showers and a few thunderstorms
Lows: Upper 50s | Precipitation: 70%
Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy widely scattered showers
Highs: Upper 60s | Precipitation: 40%
The wet weather has been feeding a steady stream of moisture into the metro. The heaviest rain has been south of D.C.
A flood watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley where 1-3" of rain is expected for the entire rain event. Our cut off low has made some progress today, but we remain in the "sweet spot" for bands of rain to continue. Check out how much of the U.S. it covers. Nearly 1000 miles!
There should be a brief break from steadier rain this early afternoon, but then picking up again later today. A few thunderstorms may be embedded in the lines of showers. All of this will taper off today and become more widely scattered. If we're lucky, a break in the clouds Wednesday afternoon. The low will finally break its grip on Thursday, but a cold front follows and brings more storms late Friday. Keep the umbrella handy!