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Dry today, rain from Ian moves in Friday

Tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Ian will bring rain to the DMV this weekend.

WASHINGTON — Breezy and cool for the final days of September. We are still tracking the remnants of Ian for our weekend.

Quick Forecast:
Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy and cool. High: 70.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. Low: 54.
Friday: Increasing cloudiness, breezy and cool. High: 69.

Forecast Discussion:

Expect partly sunny skies throughout the day with a bit of a breeze. By the afternoon we'll end up in the upper 60s, near 70 in DC. 

Clouds will start to build in Thursday night and Friday doesn't look to feature much, if any, sunshine. The day will be dry, just quite cloudy. There is a low chance of some rain developing by dinner time Friday night and by Saturday morning the remnants of Hurricane Ian will bring rain to our area.

Tropics

Hurricane Ian made landfall around 3:05pm near Cayo Costa, FL with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. We have reports of a 140 mph wind gust Cape Coral.

The storm will continue to move slowly NE over the next 12-18 hours before moving back into the Atlantic late Thursday night.

Ian is then expected to make a third landfall somewhere in South Carolina or Georgia as a Tropical Storm Friday.

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Detailed Forecast:
Thursday: Partly sunny, breezy and cool. Highs: 66–71. Winds: N 10–15.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows: 46–56. Winds: NE 10–15.
Friday: Increasing cloudiness, breezy and cool, rain possible by evening. Highs: 63–67. Winds: NE 10–20.

Long Range Forecast:

Showers are also in the forecast Saturday through Monday as we track the moisture from Ian across the southeast U.S. No day in particular will be a washout, rather we'll see off and on showers with otherwise cloudy skies and cool temperatures. We may even see a few showers linger into Tuesday morning.

Most of the DMV can expect .50" - 1.50" inches of rain when all is said and done with higher totals possible to the southwest of DC and less rain northeast.

Given that most of the rain will fall over a 3 day span the risk for flooding is very low. In fact, this will be a beneficial rain given that it has been so dry for most of September. The biggest concern would be for local rivers and streams that may steadily rise.


Extended Outlook: 
Saturday: Rain, some heavy. Highs: 66 - 71.
Sunday: Off and on showers, some heavy. Highs: 64 - 69.
Monday: Off and on showers, some heavy. Highs: 64 - 68.
Tuesday: Scattered showers in the morning. Highs: 65 - 70.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs: 67 - 72.

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