From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Weather Forecast: Flash flooding a concern with more storms today

June 12, 2014 - 06:20 AM
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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect from noon through this evening for most of the area.

This Morning:
Mostly cloudy, isolated showers west, very muggy
Temperatures: Upper 60s to low 70s
Wind: E 5-10 mph
This Afternoon:
Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms
Highs: Low to mid 80s
Wind: SE 5-10 mph
Tonight:
Mostly cloudy, patchy fog, scattered showers and storms
Lows: Upper 60s to low 70s
Wind: S 5 mph

We remain in the same weather pattern we've seen for much of the week. Saturated air, warm temperatures, and periods of showers and storms, some of which severe, will be the story once again today. Today there will be more cloud cover through the midday hours, so we won't be quite as unstable; however, with so much moisture and very saturated ground, flooding will be a major concern. That is why the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of the area.  Heavy downpours could lead to flash flooding, so if you see standing water, do not drive through it. Friday will be similar to today with warm and muggy air and chances for showers and storms throughout the day.

There is light at the end of the tunnel; though, as high pressure starts to slide in from the west by the weekend. It'll turn breezy Friday night, as the drier air works its way in. That will bring sunshine, low humidity, and a welcome chance in the weather department for both Saturday and Sunday.

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