WASHINGTON — WUSA9’s weather team has issued a Yellow Weather Alert for Friday ahead of a strong line of thunderstorms.
There is still a little uncertainty around what time the rain will start, but right now the window for storms moving from west to east looks to be around 2-8 p.m. depending upon where you live.
With quite a bit of precipitable water available and a measure of moisture in the atmosphere, there is a concern for isolated flooding where pockets of heavy rain develop.
The other threat to watch is wind damage with the potential for strong wind gusts to mix down to the surface.
This isn’t a clear-cut severe weather threat and a few elements will have to line up to produce severe thunderstorms, but it’s a possibility we’ll be monitoring closely over the next several days.
The Storm Prediction Center has already issued a “slight” risk for severe weather for most of the DMV.
We’ll continue the Yellow Weather Alert for Saturday for another round of rain that could impact Memorial Day weekend plans. It doesn’t look like an all-day washout, just periods of rain, mostly in the latter half of the day.
There is still a chance for thunderstorms on Saturday, but the atmosphere won’t be as dynamic as Friday so the risk for severe weather remains low.
Both Sunday and Monday look quite nice with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures for Memorial Day.
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