Remnant Rains of Ophelia: Lowering Intensity and Coverage | Washington Post Weather Forecast

Remnant Rains of Ophelia: Lowering Intensity and Coverage | Washington Post Weather Forecast

Title: Remnant Rains of Ophelia Gradually Decrease, Providing Relief From Recent Downpours

Subtitle: Rainfall totals positively impact regional drought conditions

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia, which brought heavy rainfall to the region over the past few days, are finally starting to diminish in intensity and coverage. As we head into Monday, the likelihood of showers and drizzle is expected to decrease, providing some respite from the persistent rain.

According to local meteorologists, the high temperatures today and tomorrow are expected to be similar, accompanied by a slight decrease in humidity and a slight increase in breeziness. However, clouds are likely to persist throughout the day.

Tonight, the showers and drizzly moments are expected to become fewer as the rain chances go down. Although the skies will remain mostly cloudy, fog might develop in certain areas. Low temperatures are expected to range from the upper 50s to low 60s, with gentle northwest breezes.

Looking ahead to Monday, cloudy skies will continue with the possibility of showers and drizzle, although the chances will remain relatively low until late afternoon. High temperatures are expected to reach the mid- to upper 60s, with slightly less humidity than previous days. A few northeast breezes may start to gust near 20 mph by sunset. Overnight, the chances of showers and drizzle increase slightly as temperatures cool to the mid- to upper 50s.

The recent rain has brought significant rainfall accumulations to the region. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, rainfall totals around town were approximately 3 inches, while Richmond saw as much as 5 inches. Anyone who has utilized rain gauges is encouraged to share their data, so that accurate records of the rainfall in different areas can be recorded.

Interestingly, when taking a medium-term context into account, the region has received a surplus of rainfall over the past two weeks. This surplus is expected to help alleviate the drought conditions to the west of Washington D.C.

To gain more insights into the precipitation outlook for the upcoming weeks, residents are invited to participate in the weekly Sunday Sunset Live Q&A session at 7:02 p.m. On the agenda for tonight’s session is a closer look at the precipitation outlook for the next two weeks.

For those who prefer to receive the 5 a.m. forecast directly to their email inbox, a subscription service is available, offering daily weather updates.

Overall, while the remnant rains of Ophelia continue to linger, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of improving weather conditions. With the gradual decrease in rain and the positive impact on local drought conditions, residents can finally anticipate some relief from the recent downpours.


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