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Weather Watch Alert: Breezy and chilly with showers all weekend

The heaviest rain from 'Ian' will end Saturday morning.
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WASHINGTON — We have issued a Weather Watch Alert for rain this weekend. The remnants of Ian will linger through the weekend. 

Quick Forecast:
Saturday: Off and on showers, breezy and chilly. High: 64.
Saturday Night: Off and on showers, breezy and chilly. Low: 57.
Sunday: Off and on showers, breezy and chilly. High: 63.

Forecast Discussion:

What's left of Ian will give us a damp and cool weekend.  

Showers remain in the forecast Saturday through Tuesday morning as we track the moisture from Ian across the southeast U.S. No day in particular will be a washout, rather we'll see off and on showers with otherwise cloudy skies and cool temperatures.

Most of the DMV can expect 1.5 - 2.5 inches of rain when all is said and done, with higher totals possible to the west, southwest and south of DC and less rain northeast.

Given that most of the rain will fall over a 3-day span the risk for flooding is very low. In fact, this will be a beneficial rain given that it has been so dry for most of September. The biggest concern would be for local rivers and streams that may steadily rise.

Coastal Impacts 
There is a coastal flood warning in effect for St. Mary's County, due to Ian.  The warning is until 2 AM Sunday.  

A Coast Flood Advisory is in place for Anne Arundel, Charles and Calvert ,and King George County until 2 a.m. Sunday.   Tides two to two and a half feet above  normal are possible.  

D.C. and Alexandria are included in Coastal Flood Advisories until Saturday afternoon. 


Ian made it's final landfall this Friday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. near Georgetown, South Carolina. The storm is now post-tropical and as it moves north the remnants of Ian continue to pose a big rain, wind and severe weather threat to most of North Carolina and southeast Virginia. The post-tropical Ian will track over Greensboro, NC into the Roanoke area by Saturday afternoon.

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Detailed Forecast:
Saturday: Off and on showers, breezy and chilly. Highs: 59 - 64. Winds: NE 10–20.
Saturday Night: Cloudy, breezy and chilly. More rain and showers. Lows: 52 - 57. Winds: NE 10 - 15.
Sunday: Off and on showers, breezy and chilly. Highs: 59 - 64. Winds: NE 10 - 20.
Sunday Night: Cloudy with showers. Breezy.. Lows: 47-53. Winds: N 10-15.
Monday: Off and on showers and breezy, otherwise cloudy. Highs: 50 - 59.

Long Range Forecast:

Next week starts off damp and chilly. High temperatures will top off in the 50s on Monday, with a slight warm up on Tuesday. Very cool for early October. 

Temperatures will finally start to warm back up and sunshine returns by the middle part of next week.   Highs will be in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday.  It turns cooler again by the end of the week and cold front sweeps across the area. Highs will fall to the 60s by Friday. 

Extended Outlook: 

Tuesday: A few showers in the morning. Some late PM sun. Highs: 60 - 65.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 68 - 72.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and nice. Highs: 70 - 75.
Friday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs: 60-65.

Credit: WUSA Weather
Credit: WUSA Weather

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