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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 03/13/2008

CommuteCast: Clouds on the Increase

By Ian Livingston

Warm Friday with increasing rain chances

Current DC area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan.

Temperatures have risen into the upper 50s so far today and will likely top out right around 60 degrees for many locations. Mostly sunny skies will slowly give way to an increase in clouds for the remainder of the afternoon, and the commute home will be dry.

Tonight: Clouds will continue to increase overnight and there is a slight risk of showers due to a warm front moving north through the region -- most locations will not see any rain overnight. With clouds overhead and a wind from the south beginning to transport in warmer and more moist air, overnight lows will only fall to the low and mid 40s across the area.

Tomorrow: Friday will be warm and cloudy with increasing chances of precipitation during the day. Most of the day should be dry and the best chance for rain will come during the evening hours. Even as rain chances increase, it appears that precipitation totals tomorrow will be rather light across the area. Highs will top out in the mid and upper 60s across the area, and if enough sun breaks through some 70-degree readings will be possible.

See Josh's forecast through the weekend and into next week.

By Ian Livingston  | March 13, 2008; 3:30 PM ET
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it's beautiful out! wish it were just a little warmer though...

Posted by: madison | March 13, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Canadian lightning update: Isolated strikes in Central Plains, UT and ID.

Sterling is indicating that heaviest precipitation Saturday could be in those areas around Fredericksburg and south of us with moderate drought still in effect.

Posted by: El Bombo | March 13, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Warm enough for me, 60 here on the Ridge, 63 at both Dulles and Winchester!

Posted by: Mike from the Blue Ridge | March 13, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

What is Canadian lightning?

Posted by: Ana B | March 13, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Canadian lighting is a form of lightning that was owned by the British, they forced the poor Canadians to pay a high tax for it...but when Canada got her sovereignty, the lightning became their own. ;)

Posted by: Mike from the Blue Ridge | March 13, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I always thought it was something u drank.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | March 13, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse


Too rich! LMAO.

Ana B,

El Bombo will have to fill in all the blanks about "Canadian Lightning", as he has been reporting using this feature for some years now. However, I believe it is a Canadian website that reports on lightning strikes in, atleast, North America.
Of course he will correct me if I am wrong, as should be.
Maybe some wet snow on the back end of the second storm system late Saturday into Sunday AM, especially western suburbs.

Posted by: PJ Mt Vernon | March 13, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PJ Mt Vernon | March 13, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey PJ! Good to see ya!

Posted by: Mike from the Blue Ridge | March 13, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

There would be nothing better than to have some "unexpected" snow this weekend!

Posted by: Haymarket Dave | March 13, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stuff | March 13, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

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