CommuteCast: A Soggy Ride Home
Low pressure loosens grip tonight into Tuesday
Heavy showers and some isolated thunderstorms have continued across most of the area today, if at lesser intensity than yesterday. Two-day rainfall totals have now pushed near or over 4" at some reporting stations, like Dulles Airport, and many rain buckets will fill up a little more before it all comes to an end. A concentrated area of activity is now targeting the region, and it will move through during the rest of the afternoon. Expect periods of moderate to occasionally heavy rain with this batch as ponding of water continues on area roadways.
Tonight: We will see the beginning of the end for this storm across the area overnight. Expect showers to become less numerous as the night wears on, and by morning most of the region should be just cloudy with areas of drizzle or light rain. Low temperatures will be in the mid 50s as continued high levels of moisture in the air keep temperatures from falling too much.
Tomorrow: Tuesday will be much drier than the last two days. Even so, the storm system will continue to affect our weather by funneling northeasterly winds into the area off the Atlantic Ocean. This will allow us to remain under a marine air mass, with cloudy skies and occasional drizzle or light showers. Some breaks in the cloudiness may appear late in the day, especially west of D.C., as temperatures rise only into the low 60s for daytime highs.
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