Not the weather we would want for Veteran's Day but at least we are finally getting some rain! Skies will remain overcast, temperatures will climb above normal in the low to mid-70s, and on and off showers will take us through the afternoon. A brief break in the steadiest rain is expected through the early evening hours before the cold front charges across the state, bringing more widespread and soaking rain tonight with a few embedded thunderstorms possible.
Models indicate that lesser amounts of rain, around 1-2" will be measured across most of western Maryland. North/central Maryland may receive 2-3" along with the Eastern Shore. Locally higher amounts of 3-4"+ may be found southwest of Baltimore around DC and northern Virginia. As of now, Flash Flood Watches go into effect late tonight- late Thursday morning for areas in green as there could be training of cells across southwest Maryland. Rainfall rates of 1-1.5" per hour possible...which may lead to locally higher amounts of 2-4"+ around those highlighted areas. Given how dry November has been so far (only around 0.40" measured at BWI on November 1st), the flood threat is not looking as widespread, BUT, isolated instances of flooding are possible around rivers and low-lying/poor drainage areas.
The rain will not last forever and the sun will shine again! High pressure builds into the region on Friday, bringing back the drier conditions with a mixture of sun and clouds.