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Roller Coaster Temps, Lots of Rain to End the Week

Expect lighter rain and falling temperatures Wednesday, then heavier rain and possible floods Thursday night into Friday

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Expect wildly fluctuating temperatures and plenty of rain for the remainder of the workweek, with heavy rain and even flooding possible Thursday into Friday.

The D.C. area has already seen some rain Wednesday night, but the rain will increase in coverage and intensity overnight and into Thursday morning.

Warm air is set to rush back into the area Thursday morning and temperatures will surge back into the 50s, or possibly the low 60s, by mid-to-late Thursday afternoon.

That mild air is loaded up with tropical moisture that will likely come down in an extended period of heavy rain later Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches or more are possible from sunset Thursday through sunrise Friday.

A flood watch is in effect for D.C. and numerous counties in Maryland and Virginia beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer explains the biggest weather events that hit the DC area in the last decade.

All the rain could cause problems for travelers on Friday morning. Wind will also be a factor Friday as colder air moves back in.

Rain should tape off by noon, but keep the umbrella handy until then. Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer says to make sure it's the big umbrella.

Temperatures are expected to drop off again for the weekend.

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