WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A Flood Watch has been issued ahead of a storm system that is expected bring heavy rain to the D.C. region Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
Wednesday started off much warmer than previous days with temperatures expected to reach 50 degrees later this afternoon.
FOX 5's Mike Thomas says hit-or-miss showers will move into the area this afternoon while temperatures remain mild. The heavier rain will move in later in the evening and during the overnight hours. The steadiest rain will probably be over our region during the Thursday morning commute.
WEATHER UPDATE: A Flood Watch has been issued for much of the region in effect this evening. 1-2" of rain possible overnight. Frozen ground could contribute to flooding conditions,,, pic.twitter.com/UWsD9Y2YVU— Tucker Barnes (@TuckerFox5) January 23, 2019
The rain is expected to continue to the afternoon Thursday dropping about an inch before it is through. As the wet weather moves out of our area Thursday afternoon colder temperatures will move in.
This weekend looks dry, Thomas say, but be sure to bundle up as it will be on the colder side.
Good morning! Lots of clouds today, but most of the daylight hours will be dry around DC with hit & miss showers arriving after sunset...then a steady rain overnight.— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) January 23, 2019
Temps are on the rise, but it will be a slow go. High temp will come before midnight. pic.twitter.com/01phwEbUKu
Get the latest FOX 5 forecast here.