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PM Update: Rainy through midday Saturday, flood watch, no tornado threat

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As a terrible tornado outbreak ravages the Tennessee and Ohio Valley, the D.C. metro region is fortunate to contend with just clouds and rain showers. A few heavier downpours are possible towards Saturday morning, enough to prompt a flood watch, but relative to entire towns being wiped out in southern Indiana, our problems are trivial. And by Saturday afternoon, we should begin clearing out.

Through Tonight: Scattered evening rain showers should diminish after midnight, giving us a break during the overnight hours until pre-dawn. Then, more showers develop, and maybe a rumble of thunder. Overnight lows range from mid-to-upper 40s.

Saturday: Showers and thundershowers are likely in the morning. They may produce some gusty winds, but no significant severe weather is likely. During the afternoon, the showers move off, and skies become partly sunny. It’s mild with highs 60-65. Winds become out of the west at 10 to 20 mph. Rainfall totals should range from 0.5-1” - but locally heavier amounts are possible.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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