The D.C. area could get up to an inch of rain Thursday from a storm system expected to become a major nor'easter as it moves further up the East Coast. A wave of low pressure passing through the area Thursday morning should bring light to moderate rain. But that system will deepen as it moves north and east of the area during the afternoon, according to NBC4 meteorologist Tom Kierein. The Washington region may get another burst of rain from early to mid-afternoon, with total amounts of up to 1 inch of rain by the time it ends late in the afternoon, Kierein said.
The storm is then expected to become a major nor'easter as it heads to Long Island and southeast New England. When it does, it will have an effect on our weather in the form of very gusty winds Thursday night and into Friday. We could feel gusts of more than 30 mph on Friday, Kierein said. The system also could cause flight delays Thursday night and Friday from Philadelphia to New England. SOURCE: NBC