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Possible Capital Flooding: Is D.C. Next?

28 Sep 2016, 6:49 am

Our nation’s capital is in for a soaker. For the rest of the week, a large area of upper level low pressure will break off from the jet stream flow and remain stagnant over the eastern US. A continuous flow of moisture from the Atlantic will team up with an area of low pressure at the surface to keep storm chances around into the weekend.

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Because the pattern change much, neither will the location seeing the storms. Day after day of rainfall will push totals from southern Pennsylvania to DC as high as 6-9″. Flash flood watches have been issued for the greater DC/Baltimore area through Friday. Roads, bridges, and low lying areas could be susceptible to rapid water rises. A Flood Watch covers southern Pennsylvania. Rivers, lakes, and streams in these counties could reach flood stage by the weekend.

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A cooler pocket of air will keep conditions more fall-like in the coming days. Even when it’s not raining, overcast skies will keep things rather gloomy. Highs will be near or just below average through Friday.

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For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos.

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