All-day, heavy rain on Thursday could dump up to 3 inches of precipitation on the D.C. area, but the skies will clear out in time to enjoy a full moon on Halloween.
Rain leftover from Hurricane Zeta is expected to reach the D.C. area by daybreak Thursday.
Storm Team4 has declared Thursday a weather alert day. Flash flooding or floods are possible. A flood watch is in effect from late Wednesday through Thursday evening for D.C. and much of the metro area. See all weather alerts here.
“Heavy rainfall from Zeta could lead to some flooding of small streams, creeks, and urban areas,” the National Weather Service said.
Heavy-duty rain is expected to slow the morning commute and stick around all day. Overall, there's a 100% chance of rain on Thursday.
A solid 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely through Friday morning, Storm Team4 says.
The temperatures will turn cooler, too. Highs on Thursday will be in the 50s to low 60s.
Friday will see scattered showers, especially early in the day. Expect it to be breezy or windy with temperatures topping out in the mid-50s.
There's good news for Halloween on Saturday. It's set to be sunny but chillier with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. A frost or freeze is possible in the morning, mainly north and west of D.C. Plan to bundle up your little ghosts and goblins — even if they say "boo."
The sun will set at 6:08 p.m. Saturday. Amid clear skies, you'll have the perfect shot to howl at the full moon.
Don't forget to set your clocks back before you go to bed — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep (or haunting).
Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast