Rain on Wednesday and Thursday is set to interrupt the D.C. area’s stretch of pleasant September weather.
Tuesday will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs of about 75° to 80°. It will stay dry for most, but a few late showers are possible. Wednesday is the first day of astronomical fall, and the season will get off to a rainy start, especially late in the day.
Everyone can expect heavy rain Thursday, with some areas getting up to 3 inches. The National Weather Service is particularly concerned about areas west of D.C. Thursday may be a Storm Team4 Weather Alert Day.
A flash flood watch will be in effect in parts of Maryland and Virginia from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said. It applies to Frederick, Maryland, and parts of Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun and Rappahannock counties in Virginia. Go here to see all weather alerts.
Remember: If you encounter a flooded road, turn around, don’t down.
The heaviest rain is set to wrap up by noon Thursday. Keep your umbrella on hand because showers could continue into the evening.
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By Friday, gorgeous early fall weather will start to make a comeback.
Expect cool and dry weather for high school football on Friday night, then sparkling sunshine all weekend, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.