Joaquin Trends East More Out To Sea. Still Flooding Potential for DC Region Today/Early Saturday.

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Western PA will see a chance of rain today before the threat increases as we continue to go into the night and into Saturday. Sunday will see a slight risk of showers linger in the region as mostly cloudy skies hold on as well. Highs will rise into the mid 50s to low 60s today before low to mid 50s roll in on Saturday and low to mid 60s track in on Sunday. Lows will drop into the upper 30s to mid 40s tonight before mid to upper 40s move in on Saturday night and upper 40s to mid 50s settle in on Sunday night.

The DC Region will see continue to see steady rain today as rain could come down heavy at times. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued from the DC Region into eastern Georgia. Rain will likely continues into Saturday before chances decrease slightly on Sunday. Highs will peak in the mid 50s today before mid to upper 50s track in on Saturday and low to mid 60s push in on Sunday. Lows will fall into the upper 40s to low 50s tonight before bumping up into the 50s on Saturday night and low to mid 50s Sunday night.

Have a great weekend everyone! Stay dry!

Current (~10am) Temperatures:

  • Erie, PA: 49
  • Franklin, PA: 45
  • New Castle, PA: 47
  • Butler, PA: 46
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 48
  • Uniontown, PA: 50
  • State College, PA: 46
  • Frederick, MD: 52
  • BWI Airport, MD: 50
  • DC (KDCA): 53


Western PA:

Main threat:  Wet roads Saturday.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Rain chance increases into afternoon/night. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s to Mid 40s
  • Saturday: Rain likely. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of lingering showers. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s to Mid 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Flooding possible today into Saturday.

  • Friday: Rain. Rain could be heavy at times, causing flooding potential. Highs: Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s/Low 50s
  • Saturday: Rain likely early, then chances decrease during day. Highs: Upper 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: 50s
  • Sunday: Chance of showers. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s

Good News: Joaquin continued its trend eastward, keeping any direct landfall threats miniscule.

Bad News: Significant flooding likely from the Carolinas to the DC Region. Be safe if you have to be out and about in it.