After a beautiful day which featured our warmest temperature of the year so far at 84 degrees at Reagan National, it will be much cooler today. Easterly winds have taken over ahead of a warm front which will help keep highs in the 60s. Clouds will continue to be on the increase through the day and rain will approach from the southwest before finally getting to the D.C. Metro between 4pm and 7pm this evening.
- Potential Rainfall Totals by Tuesday morning
Periods of rain will continue tonight into Monday morning. Rain may be moderate to heavy at times with upwards of an inch possible by the time it exits the area during Monday mornings commute. A Flood Watch has been posted from late this afternoon through tomorrow morning for the majority of the D.C. area. Winds will also be breezy overnight, with gusts up to 30 mph.
Warmer air will filter into the region Monday ahead of the trailing cold front. Highs should reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees Monday afternoon. This will elevate the instability levels across the region and the cold front will act as the lifting mechanism to create the chance for thunderstorms Monday evening. Winds aloft will be strong creating the chance for a few damaging wind gusts. This is why the Storm Prediction Center has placed the D.C. area and points south into a slight risk for severe storms.
- Slight Risk for severe storms in the area shaded in yellow
The cold front will move east of the area Monday night into Tuesday morning and cooler temperatures are expected the remainder of the work week.