DC, Baltimore: Spotty Showers Follow Flooding Rainfall

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
May 4, 2014; 2:04 AM ET
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In the wake of torrential rainfall and flash flooding, spotty showers will keep the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas damp at times this weekend.

The storm spanning April 28 to 30, 2014, unloaded between 2 and 7 inches of rain on the region.

The rainfall at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) totaled 8.60 inches for the past month, which makes April 2014 the second-wettest April on record for the site. The wettest April was in 1889, when 8.70 inches of rain fell at BWI.

The past month now ranks as the wettest April on record at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). During the past month, 7.41 inches of rain has fallen at IAD, surpassing 7.35 inches of rain set in April 1973.

This past month brought the fifth wettest April on record at Reagan National Airport with 6.47 inches.

Additional showers are forcing residents and visitors to keep an umbrella handy this weekend as a storm system tracks across the Northeast.

The good news is that the light and spotty nature of the showers will allow for some breaks of dry weather and will prevent any flooding problems. However, the showers can still put a damper on outdoor plans.

Gusty winds may prove to be another annoyance to residents and visitors on Sunday.

Detailed Washington, D.C., Forecast
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Detailed Baltimore Forecast

Amid the shower activity, temperatures will still manage to climb into the 70s.

Another storm system will cause more showers to graze Washington, D.C., later Monday. As the storm departs, temperatures will be held to the 60s on Tuesday.

Temperatures will then trend upward with 80-degree warmth set to pour in late in the week.

AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.


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