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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 03/14/2008

CommuteCast: Mild Drive into the Weekend

By Ian Livingston

Scattered showers overnight, more late Saturday

Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop. Courtesy National Weather Service.

A weak low pressure that formed on a warm front passing through the area last night has forced the front to sink back south of the region today. This has allowed cooler air to filter in on winds coming from the north and east, keeping temperatures in the low and mid 60s even with a fair amount of sunshine. The remainder of the afternoon and early evening will be variably cloudy, with clouds and precipitation chances increasing by late evening.

Tonight: A wave of low pressure will pass almost directly over the area overnight and bring with it a higher chance of showers (50%). Precipitation will generally be short-lived and most rainfall totals across the area will be light, with higher totals off to the north and west. There is an outside risk that a rumble or two of thunder may occur with stronger activity, but it is not likely. Lows will fall to the mid and upper 40s across the region.

Tomorrow: Saturday will be partly cloudy and dry much of the day. By late in the afternoon, rain chances will increase as another -- stronger -- wave of low pressure moves towards the region. Highs will reach the upper 50s and low 60s across the area prior to the arrival of more persistent showers by Saturday night.

See Camden's forecast through the beginning of next week.

By Ian Livingston  | March 14, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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gorgeous on capitol hill right now...

Posted by: madison | March 14, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Have you all ever considered a gig on WTOP? Not to displace Doug Hill but to add some intelligence to their reports. In the same manner they have a seemingly endless supply of political forecasters from "Politco", you could have weather. The slot is already there! Every doggone 10-minutes traffic and weather . . . that is powerful stuff!

The WP website is, in general, well, yawn . . .

Posted by: Uncle Dak | March 14, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

El Bombo - I hope their is not a dance tonight. Raindrops might fall on your head!

Have a good weekend all. Bob Ryan calling for some "wet snowflakes" Sunday morning.

Posted by: Greg | March 14, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Ooops - there.

Posted by: Greg | March 14, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Never fear. The dances and errands are always on Saturday. I keep track of such things.

Posted by: NTOMB | March 14, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Uncle Dak, why *not* replace Doug Hill? The man bends over backwards to avoid mentioning the very existence of W.Va. If I hear him refer one more time to a weather line "extending from Hagerstown to Leesburg and out towards Winchester".... Um, Doug? There's a land mass between those points that's impacted, and it's called West Virginia.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | March 14, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Late March looks cold...ugh...

We have a warm winter and cold spring...what gives.

Next thing you know our winters are going to be our summers..vice versa..jk

Posted by: freaky weather | March 14, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Hard to believe our trusted friend, "GFS" is still calling for shots of snow in late March....

What a joke!!

Might as well call for a blizzard in June..

Posted by: Anonymous | March 14, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

"Might as well call for a blizzard in June.."

Heck, why not? If all of the politicians in DC took a vacation all at once I'm sure the sudden lack hot air would drop our temps from the 90s to the uppers 30s to lower 40s instantly - so we could at least call for some flurries!


Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | March 14, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

The probability of significant snow Sat. night for the higher elevations of western Va. and eastern W.Va. is increasing.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | March 14, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Easter Snow??......GFS playing tricks again.

If that happened, I think we would all stand a good chance to win the progressive lottery

Posted by: jk | March 15, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Weatherdude....:) I hear ya


Posted by: skinsfn | March 15, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

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