7:00 AM | ***Heavy rain today and tonight in the DC metro region with isolated severe weather possible as well; flash flooding a serious concern***

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy and cooler with occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two, rain will be heavy at times, highs only reaching the upper 70’s

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two, rain will be heavy at times, mild, lows in the upper 60’s

Wednesday

Lingering showers possible early then becoming partly sunny with comfortably warm temperatures, low 80's

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, pleasantly cool, near 60

Thursday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low 80's

Friday

Mostly sunny, still quite comfortable, low 80's

Saturday

Mostly sunny, nice, low 80's

Sunday

Mostly sunny, warmer, a bit more humid, mid 80’s

Discussion

Our stretch of pleasant weather is over in the Mid-Atlantic region as copious amounts of moisture is streaming into the area ahead of an intensifying upper-level trough. This upper level trough will take on a “negative” tilt by early tomorrow morning as it pushes southeastward towards the I-95 corridor enhancing upper motion in this area. The combination of the intensifying upper level trough, an impressive low-level jet and high moisture content in this air mass will help generate significant rainfall for the Mid-Atlantic region into early Wednesday with two to as much as five inches possible in the DC metro region. Along with the potential for flash flooding and torrential downpours today, isolated severe weather is a threat throughout the DC metro region at the end of the day and into early tonight. On Wednesday, the heavy rain threat will shift northeastward into New York and New England where a wild day of weather can be expected.

Video

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