For those who have not left the house yet, be sure to throw on a jacket. Much cooler air will filter in today, as a cold front recently passed through and now sits to our east. As a result, highs today will top out in the upper 30s and low 40s. Cloud cover will hold strong through the first half of the day, before sunshine edges back in later this afternoon. Fortunately, a warming trend will find us through the weekend and into next week.
Our eyes are now focusing on our next weather maker. This next system looks to bring a flash flood/flood threat. Lots of rainfall is expected over the next 7 days, which is why a slight risk is already in place for Day 5 (Tuesday into Wednesday). For those near water bodies, common flood and flash flood points, or low-lying areas, begin preparing now. Rainfall will not only impact us Tuesday, but a majority of the work week.
In fact, looking at the 7-day outlook, between 5 and 7 inches of rainfall is expected from day 5 to day 7. That is a significant amount of rainfall, which could pose major issues if it comes to fruition. We will monitor it closer, but for now enjoy the sunshine this weekend and the warming temperatures.
Have a good one! Washington's Birthday should be a warm one with highs in the low to mid 60s. Cloud cover will increase throughout the day, leading to showers overnight and through midweek. Be sure to check back in Monday, as flooding/flash flooding looks increasingly likely next week.
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