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    DC: Friday to Bring Risk of Flash Flooding

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist
    May 17, 2014, 2:03:32 AM EDT

    A dose of heavy rain will bring the risk of flash and urban flooding before the week comes to a close around Washington, D.C.

    A front responsible for torrential rainfall in Texas will join up with tropical moisture from the Atlantic late in the week.

    Initially, some areas will be hit with a severe thunderstorm containing damaging wind gusts, hail and frequent lightning strikes.


    As this corridor of moisture pivots through the area into Friday morning, the rainfall produced could be heavy enough to cause incidents of flash and urban flooding, along with significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.

    During Friday afternoon and Saturday, the bulk of the showers and thunderstorms will have shifted to the north and east. Travel conditions will improve locally.

    A storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring slightly cooler-than-average temperatures over the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low in the middle 50s to a high in the middle 70s.

    Much of Saturday will be free of rain with good drying conditions for the track at Pimlico.

    For folks heading to the track, or attending ball games, graduations and weddings, chilly air aloft associated with the storm could bring brief very spotty showers, during the afternoon and evening hours Saturday and Sunday.

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