Much Needed Rainfall for Parts of the DC Region Late Tonight through Sunday

The DC Region could use some widespread rain as not everyone has been blessed with receiving some of the heavier rainfall totals associated with the scattered summertime thunderstorms of late.

The latest future-cast radar image below (timestamp in top left corner, courtesy PivotalWx) shows showers and thunderstorms impacting areas mainly along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor late tonight through Sunday.

How Much Rain Could Fall in Your Backyard? 

The latest European forecast model indicates that the best chance of some substantial rainfall (an average of one inch or more) is more likely to occur along a line from Charlottesville VA to Dulles Airport, northeastward to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (points south and east).

The High-Resolution NAM model agrees with the European Model

Thankfully there appears to be additional chances for some rainfall during the middle portion of next week.


Cool Footage of Monday’s Rotating Severe Thunderstorms

A line of cumulonimbus clouds associated with towering thunderstorms located over the mountains can be seen from Reston as they were slowly moving eastward towards Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland.

Around 8:15 a super cell moved into western Fairfax county and began rotating before dropping 1.25″ diameter hail near Centreville, Chantilly, Oakton and Vienna as well as damaging winds in excess of 60mph.

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Washington Area Memorial Day Forecast

Beautiful Memorial Day Shaping Up across the Washington Region

The weather on Memorial Day is looking very nice with partly to mostly sunny skies. 

The image above (courtesy pivotal weather) shows the clouds clearing out during the mid to late morning, making for mostly sunny skies during the afternoon.

Temperatures more like late April 

High temperatures on Memorial Day are looking perfect, with lower 70s expected regionwide.

Thank you to all who have served in the United States military as we honor our fallen heroes.