Rain, clouds continue in D.C. area Friday ahead of more pleasant weekend

A cold front moves in through the D.C. area Friday, which could bring a few more showers, storms and cooler highs in the lower 70s. Here’s what you need to know.

A cold front moves through the D.C. area Friday, which could bring a few more showers, storms and temperatures in the low 70s. Here’s what you need to know.



A slow-moving storm battered the region Thursday night, with most of the flooding reported in Culpeper, Virginia. The National Weather Service reported several trees and wires down in the Culpeper area, and there were more than a dozen calls for roads blocked by flooding.

Other areas were also at risk for floods, triggering alerts in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

“The weekend will start nicely Saturday before it ends with another round of storms Sunday,” Storm Team4 meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli said.

Saturday starts off cloudy but you can expect to see the sun, which will boost temperatures into the lower 80s. There’s a small chance of a leftover shower but most of the day will be dry.

Sunday will begin with some sun, but clouds will arrive as the next cold front approaches, bringing a new risk of showers and storms. It will be warm and humid ahead of the front with highs in the middle to upper 80s.

Drier air will return Monday, setting the stage for sunshine and a noticeable drop in humidity, with highs in the lower 80s.

Forecast

  • Friday: Cloudy, cool and rainy. Storm totals between 2 and 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy with a small chance of a passing shower. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
  • Sunday: Clouds move in, with a few afternoon showers possible. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
  • Monday: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm with lower humidity. Highs in the mid 80 degrees.

Current conditions

 

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