More than an inch of rain has drenched the D.C. area Friday, and rain will return on New Year's Eve, Storm Team4 says.
Meteorologist Amelia Draper said Friday was the 24th day this year that D.C. got 1 inch or more of rain, beating the old record for 21 days of 1 inch of rain in 1878.
Saturday is looking like a pleasant day with temperatures in the upper 40s to mid-50s.
Storm Team4 says the next shot of widespread rain is on New Year’s Eve, and there could be rain during midnight celebrations. That rain looks to end very early New Year's Day.
Even though the trend in the forecast models is to end the rain a little earlier, mostly before 8pm, there is still high confidence that most areas will get an additional 1-1.5" of rain. Flood Watch issued. Be on alert for high standing water on the roads. pic.twitter.com/m9gXPRT0mE— Chuck Bell (@ChuckBell4) December 28, 2018
Sunday is also looking dry but expect a bit more cloud cover and slightly cooler temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.
If you’re taking down the holiday lights or heading out you’ll want a jacket, but no arctic air is in the forecast.
Weather for the Redskins game will be chilly and dry with temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
For the last day of 2018, it is only fitting we will have some rain. Another storm system will move in from the south and west bringing showers on Monday.
Rain looks to move in mainly during the during the midday hours with the chance for dry weather to start the day. Be sure to bring an umbrella with you for any New Year's Eve parties as rain is likely. Temperatures won’t be terribly cold at about the mid 40s to about 50 degrees at midnight.
Showers will end overnight Monday into very early Tuesday with most of New Year’s Day featuring dry and relatively mild temperatures.