Possible Delays From Downpours Around DC Friday

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
August 23, 2013; 4:58 AM
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There is the potential for roadway and airport delays during the midday hours Friday due to downpours in the area.

While the storms will be random with hit-and-miss fashion, they have the potential to cause poor visibility for a short time, as well as flash and urban flooding.

Commuters outside of the immediate Washington, D.C., area can also be affected over the I-66, I-70 and I-95 corridors.

Part of the same system heading into the Washington, D.C., area early Friday brought more than 900 flight delays to the Chicago area Thursday. The state of the system Friday is not as intense as it was Thursday over the Midwest. However, it was producing flooding on roadways in some of the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh to start the day.

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Showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of the mid-Atlantic states on Friday as a push of cooler and less humid air sags southward.

During the afternoon and evening, the storms and their downpours will tend to settle over southern Virginia and North Carolina.

In the wake of the front pushing southward, temperatures will trend from slightly above-average to slightly below-average for a couple of days, Saturday and Sunday. Warm and humid air will build back next week.


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