The Risk for Flash Flooding & Tornadoes Increasing Wednesday

8AM EST Advisory from the National Hurricane Center

The remnants of Ida are forecast to pass through the Washington DC Region on Wednesday. In addition, a stalled frontal boundary will act to produce ample lift in the atmosphere squeezing out copious amounts of tropical moisture from late Tuesday night through Wednesday night, hopefully exiting the area Thursday morning.

Where this frontal boundary stalls and the exact track of Ida as it passes through the Mid-Atlantic will determine how much rain falls in your backyard.

Excessive Rainfall Outlook is Moderate for DC Area on Wednesday and the National Weather Service has already issued a Flash Flood Watch

The image above is not a forecast, it is simply showing potential rainfall amounts NOT accounting for where thunderstorms form and “train”, or track over the same areas.

Have a plan of action on Wednesday. Secure important documents and any prescriptions and know where to evacuate your family to higher ground especially if you live in a flood prone neighborhood.

Tornado threat on Wednesday

Wind shear will also increase late Tuesday night into the day on Wednesday as will the threat for a few spin up tornadoes.

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