The next storm system heading our way has the potential to drop one to two inches of rain across the DC Region between Thursday afternoon and the pre-dawn hours on Friday (image below from European Forecast Model, courtesy Pivotal Weather).
The rain is forecast to begin falling in the District during the mid to late morning hours on Thursday with rain and embedded thunderstorms continuing through the overnight hours. Rain and embedded storms are forecast to be out of here by the pre-dawn hours on Friday morning.
The latest North American Model (image below) shows the future-cast simulated radar. While the severe threat will likely remain well south of DC (across the Carolinas) we could still see some embedded stronger storms with some small hail and gusty winds being the primary threat on Thursday evening and overnight.
We get a short break on Friday/Saturday before the next system moves into our area on Sunday.
The image below is from the latest European Model showing an intense storm system becoming a Nor’easter and potentially dropping some heavy, wet, snow from Snowshoe, WV to the Green and White Mountains of New England.
The latest Snowfall Forecast from the European Model (image courtesy Pivotal Weather) during the upcoming storm on Sunday