Flash flood watch for entire DC area as day 5 of rain produces highest chances of showers

Rain chances will be highest this afternoon & evening. Our highest flood risk will be during this time period. NEVER drive through standing water. (ABC7 photo)

Wednesday is the fifth day of the tropical rain train. Since last Tuesday, there has been over 8.50" of rain at Reagan National. More rainfall will likely add on to that total today.

High temperatures will top out in the low 80s with dew point temperatures in the 70s, so it will continue to feel very tropical. Showers and storms become numerous this afternoon and evening, as a weak cold front approaches the area.

The front will help to push this stubborn system out to sea, so there will be more sunshine Thursday and Friday with highs climbing into the upper 80s. A stray storm is still possible with humidity both days, but it won't be as widespread, as the past few days.

The weekend is looking a little nicer with a slight drop in humidity. There's still a chance for showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday, but it will not be a washout like last weekend. Next week looks to remain unsettled, so stay with our StormWatch7 team for the latest.

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