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We are in for another round of rain through the overnight hours.
Rain will be moderate to heavy at times and we could see a few thunderstorms move through the region. The best chance for strong storms will be between midnight and 4 a.m. and just to the south of Washington, but we are not anticipating severe weather at this point.
The D.C. area is under a flood watch through 7 a.m. Saturday morning. In areas along and west of I-81, 1-2 inches of rain could fall. Be careful driving in the rain and NEVER cross flooded roadways. Turn around don’t drown!
This is all part of the same system that is once again bringing severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to parts of the Midwest and the South. That area is under a HIGH risk for a significant tornado outbreak, and by 7 p.m. there already had been more than 50 reports of tornadoes from Indiana down through portions of Alabama. The areas under the highest threat are from Mississippi and Alabama through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
The same front responsible for the severe weather out west moves our way, but there is only a small chance for our region to see severe weather overnight and into tomorrow morning before the storms move out. Areas well south of Washington will once again have the best chance for scattered thunderstorms, but most of those should stay below severe limits.
By early Saturday afternoon we should start to clear out and things will calm down along the entire East Coast.
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