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Weather Watch Alert Friday p.m. for rain from Ian

Tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Ian will bring rain to the DMV this weekend.

WASHINGTON — Cloudy but dry Friday morning. We have issued a Weather Watch Alert Friday afternoon and night for rain, heavy at times. The remnants of Ian will linger through the weekend.

Quick Forecast:
Overnight: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. Low: 55.
Friday: Late afternoon showers and breezy. High: 68.
Friday Night: Cloudy and breezy with showers. Heavy at times. Low: 57.
Saturday: Off and on showers, breezy and cool. High: 66.

Forecast Discussion:
Breezy and cool overnight with low temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s once again. Friday will start off cloudy but dry before rain returns. 

Showers will move in as soon as Friday afternoon, with widespread rain Friday night and early Saturday morning, as the remnants of Hurricane Ian will bring rain to our area. Rain will be heavy at times Friday night. Bundle and stay dry for high school football. We will be in Upper Marlboro as Wise hosts Gwynn Park. 

Showers are also in the forecast Saturday through Monday as we track the moisture from Ian across the southeast U.S. No day in particular will be a washout, rather we'll see off and on showers with otherwise cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Showers are likely to remain in place through Tuesday morning.

Most of the DMV can expect 1–2 inches of rain when all is said and done with higher totals possible to the southwest of DC and less rain northeast.

Given that most of the rain will fall over a 3 day span the risk for flooding is very low. In fact, this will be a beneficial rain given that it has been so dry for most of September. The biggest concern would be for local rivers and streams that may steadily rise.


Ian has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane once again Thursday evening. It made landfall around 3:05pm Wednesday as a hurricane near Cayo Costa, FL with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.

Ian is forecast to make landfall early Friday afternoon in the Charleston, S.C. area as a Category 1 hurricane.

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Detailed Forecast:
Overnight: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows: 46 - 56. Winds: NE 10 - 15.
Friday: Increasing cloudiness, breezy and cool, rain likely by the evening. Highs: 64 - 69. Winds: NE 10 - 20 +.
Friday Night: Cloudy and breezy. Rain heavy at times. Lows: 50s. Winds: NE 10 - 20.
Saturday: Off and on showers, breezy and cool. Highs: 60s. Winds: NE 10 - 20.

Long Range Forecast:

Not only will the weekend and first part of next week by cloudy and wet at times, it will also be quite chilly. High temperatures will top off in the mid to low 60s. Very cool for the end of September and early October. 

Temperatures will finally start to warm back up and sunshine returns by the middle part of next week.

Extended Outlook: 

Sunday: Off and on showers, otherwise cloudy . Highs: 64 - 69.
Monday: Off and on showers and breezy, some late sun possible. Highs: 60 - 65.
Tuesday: Scattered showers in the morning. Highs: 63 - 68.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 67 - 72

Credit: WUSA Weather
Credit: WUSA Weather

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