From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Weather Forecast: Heavy rain, flooding and possible severe storms

April 30, 2014 - 05:00 AM
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Heavy rain continues with the risk of flash flooding and maybe a few severe storms…

TODAY:
Showers & Storms, Some Heavy to Severe, Breezy & Warmer
Highs: 64º-74º
Wind: SE 10-20+ mph
Overnight:
Showers & Storms, Breezy & Mild
Lows: 58º-65º
Wind: S 10-20 mph
TOMORROW
Lingering Mainly AM Showers, Partial Clearing, Warm
Highs: Mid to Upper 70s
Wind: NW 10-15+ mph

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until late this evening with coastal advisories for tides of 1.5' to 2' above normal.

A complex weather system continues to impact a large chunk of the nation. Today warmer air *SHOULD* be introduced into the region and with that comes the increased threat for heavy rain and storms, some of which could be strong to severe. 2 to 3 additional inches of rain on top of an already saturated ground becomes a concern, hence the Flash Flood Watch. In addition we could also see some dangerous wind gusts, some hail and even an isolated, brief tornado. That is if temperatures climb to around 70º if not above however, if the warm front stalls and we remained “wedged” in the cool air, our risk of severe is diminished. Any shower activity tomorrow will mainly be limited to the morning with partial clearing and comfortable temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies become partly to mostly sunny with near seasonable highs just a few degrees on either side of 70º into next week… plenty of time to dry out! Have a great day!

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