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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 05/15/2008

Update: Rain Sets Up Shop for the Night

By Dan Stillman

Scattered flooding problems possible

*Flood Watch midnight through Friday morning*
*Take caution in flood-prone areas; never drive through flooded roads*

Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the National Weather Service. Click here to expand. Refresh page to update. What is UTC?

Rain is now developing across the metro area and will stick around into tomorrow. The latest data indicates rainfall totals should be in the range of .5" to 1", but higher amounts are possible in spots that happen to catch heavier bursts of rain. With the ground saturated from recent rains, scattered flooding problems are a concern overnight and into the morning commute, but probably not as widespread as we saw earlier in the week.

Rest of tonight: Rain will pick up in intensity as the night goes on. Moderate rain, with a few heavier bursts mixed in, will fall through the overnight hours as lows drop to the upper 50s to near 60.

Tomorrow: Steady rain should diminish to scattered shower activity by late morning. It'll be a breezy day with winds around 10-15 mph (from the northeast in the morning, from the northwest in the afternoon) and highs only in the low to mid 60s. Lingering showers should be out of here by early evening, when winds may gust a bit higher. Overnight, clearing skies and slackening winds with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Josh has the full forecast through the weekend and into next week.

By Dan Stillman  | May 15, 2008; 10:30 PM ET
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