Flood Watch issued as heavy rain moves into DC region

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.

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.

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