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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

90°F

32°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed SW 14 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 7 Jul 5:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria VA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    Showers then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria VA
 38.83°N 77.09°W (Elev. 249 ft)
4:38 pm EDT Jul 7, 2015
6pm EDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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