April 21, 2024

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Rain, wind and a few thunderstorms roll in Wednesday

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The WUSA9 Weather Watch Team is monitoring a period of heavy rain, gusty winds and potentially even a few storms Wednesday evening.

WASHINGTON — Keep an umbrella handy over the next several days! The WUSA9 Weather Watch team is monitoring a few shower chances before a strong cold front brings a line of moderate to heavy rain, wind and even a few thunderstorms rolls through Wednesday evening.

Key Points:

  • A few showers will pass through Wednesday morning
  • Critical timing for heavy rain & gusty wind: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Rain will be heaviest midday and into the afternoon
  • Wind will gust 30 – 40 mph

Timeline:

The Wednesday morning commute will feature scattered showers. Blustery winds will already be picking up gusting 20 – 25 mph.


Breezy wind continues through the lunch hour with a soaking on-and-off rain developing area-wide.


By shortly after lunch, heavy rain will be moving through the metro area with the heaviest rain impacting the region between about 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Plan for wet roads and residual during the evening commute and any outdoor plans will need to be moved inside.


Rain will taper off between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Beltway region (ending earlier for areas west of I-95). Skies will clear quickly late Wednesday night as gusty wind persists into Thursday.


A quick inch or two of rain will fall in most areas, where the heaviest downpours set up. We are not looking at enough rain to cause any flooding concerns, but it’s always a good idea before a rain event to check your gutters and any storm drains near your home.


Wind

Breezy wind will start to pick up Tuesday as a warm front lifts into the region, but strong wind will arrive as the cold front approaches. Wind will not reach damaging criteria, but you will notice winds gusting to around 30 – 40 mph throughout the day Wednesday with blustery wind continuing into Thursday.


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2024-02-27 15:38:39

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