Showers and storms will be likely through Friday with more heavy rainfall in the forecast.
Flooding rains were the story of the day on Tuesday as Flash Flooding stranded motorists, flooded streets, businesses and residences east of D.C. in Prince Georges County. Rainfall amounts were an inch or more with radar estimated totals over two and a half inches in isolated locations. More rain is in the forecast over the next few days as a frontal boundary approaches from the west. Take a look at some of the local WeatherBug sites that recorded some heavy rainfall today.
- Tuesday rain from the WeatherBug Network
Wednesday will feature heavy rain once more, but there is also a threat for severe storms with damaging winds and large hail. The Storm Prediction Center placed the D.C. area in a "Slight Risk" for severe storms tomorrow which is highlighted below. This includes areas along and west of I-95, south into North Carolina and west into the Ohio Valley.
- Slight Risk for severe storms Wednesday
The timing for storms looks to be starting in the early afternoon and continuing through the evening. There is a good bet we'll be dealing with watches and warnings tomorrow so be sure to keep a close eye on forecasts through the day.
In addition, heavy rain appears possible in the region which could exacerbate flooding concerns once again. A look at the 3-hr flash flood guidance, depicts the amount of rain in a 3-hr period that would bring the potential for flash flooding. This is anywhere between 1.8 and 3 inches, meaning any heavy rain makers could return the possibility for flooding. Keep that in mind for the commute home Wednesday evening.
- Forecast precipitation 8pm Wednesday through 8pm Friday
This is a look at the precipitation forecast through Friday evening. Areas just west of D.C. area forecast to receive an additional 1-2+ inches of rain. A cold front is expected to push east of the area Friday night into Saturday morning, dropping humidity and allowing for slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the low to mid 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Could this be yet another beautiful weekend? All of our fingers here in the weather center are crossed!