Mother's Day weekend is upon us, and parts of it look wet and miserable. Here's what you need to know about which parts of the weekend and which will squeeze by rain-free.
While rain chances go down Thursday night, they pick up again Friday night before tapering off by Saturday afternoon. We will see much drier weather by Mother's Day. Sunday is looking mild and mainly dry but breezy with highs back in the 70s.
A quasi-stationary front brings on-and-off showers and periods of rain for Thursday and early Friday. Late Friday and into the weekend, A strengthening area of low pressure will intensify along that boundary somewhere near/around the Mid-Atlantic coast before it rapidly tracks towards the northeast. Depending on how close to the coast this hugs, that will impact our rain chances. If the system is closer to us, we will see a much wetter Saturday. If the systems heads a little further east out towards sea, our rain chances for parts of Saturday would decrease.
As of Thursday afternoon, Saturday appears to be miserably wet, breezy and cool for the 1st half of the day with a few lingering showers mostly east of I-95 in the afternoon.
By Sunday, the storm will be affecting new England with cool, damp and breezy conditions there. In the DC region, we'll have a better day with sunshine, breezy conditions and just an isolated shower chance with highs in the 70s.
The heaviest rain will fall between Friday PM and Saturday AM At times, rain rates could be locally moderate/heavy. Rain totals look very impressive and could exceed 1.5-2" in many locations with some areas south and east of DC getting over 2"! This would suggest a localized flood threat that we will be watching closely. The ground is still saturated from the heavy rain we received one week ago (Friday morning) and on Thursday. In addition, some water levels on rivers and other waterways are a little elevated still as well.
Overall, this is what the current forecast for the weekend looks like.
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