Here Comes Some Soaking, Beneficial Rain

Image below, courtesy The National Park Service; view of the National Mall from the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Virginia

A cold front is approaching the DC Area bringing a period of soaking rainfall between 8AM and 1PM. Scattered thunder showers (40% coverage) may develop during the late afternoon and evening hours before our area clears out overnight.

How much rain may fall where you live? 

  • Latest High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model shows a widespread quarter of an inch with many locations picking up a half to three-quarters of an inch! Excellent news as we desperately need the rain.  Locations that receive a thunder shower or two before the evening hours could receive up to an inch of rain.

Wednesday is still looking like the best day of the work week with sunny skies, a northwesterly breeze and high temperatures reaching the middle 60s.

Thursday feature increasing clouds out ahead of our next storm system slated to bring more beneficial rain on Friday when we could pick up an additional half-inch to one inch of rainfall. I’m hopeful that this patter will continue to help ease the severe drought conditions, wash the pollen out of the air and quench the thirst of all the trees getting ready to bloom.

Our weekend ahead is still looking stunning with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s.

Have a great Tuesday!

One thought on “Here Comes Some Soaking, Beneficial Rain

  1. Brendan

    I like this pattern! Good amount of rain, a couple days to dry out, and then another rain event. That’ll get us out of the drought eventually if this pattern keeps up!

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