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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 06/20/2008

CommuteCast: Spring Ends Mostly Quiet

By Ian Livingston

Summer officially begins tonight at 7:59 p.m.

As the work week (and spring) comes to an end, we are greeted by a taste of warmer temperatures to come. Highs are now topping out in the low to mid 80s across the area under partly sunny skies. Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible for the rest of the day, but they should be few and far between. Any storms that form may be capable of brief gusty winds and small hail.

Tonight: After a risk of isolated showers and thunderstorms this evening, skies trend mostly clear overnight. Temperatures will fall through the 70s and into the upper 60s by midnight, with lows ranging from 60 to 65 by sunrise. Winds will be light from the south or southwest.

Tomorrow: Humidity ticks up another notch on Saturday, the first full day of summer. Temperatures should feel quite summer-like as well, with highs rising into the mid and upper 80s. Come afternoon or early evening, some showers and thunderstorms (which have the potential to be strong in spots) may enter the area while an upper-level disturbance moves by.

Check Camden's full forecast for a look at the storm threat on Sunday and a glimpse into next week. Don't forget NatCast if headed to Nationals Park this evening, and BeachCast for your weekend getaway plans.

By Ian Livingston  | June 20, 2008; 3:25 PM ET
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My new e-mail address is flurry @ . Did I get it at the wrong time?

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 20, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

@ mcleaNed
It's about as appropriate in summertime as having an arctic seabird name for a handle.

Posted by: Murre | June 20, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Or should my address be Snow was already taken.


Posted by: mcleaNed | June 20, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Any night owls still prowling around these parts at this hour of the night/morning, beware of thunderstorms that are over Prince William County moving into Fairfax and Charles counties, and the storm near DC moving east over Prince Georges & Anne Arundel counties.

The biggest storm right now (as of 1:50 AM) is over Independent Hill in PWC and moving ENE at 22 MPH.

I just heard thunder here in Lake Ridge.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | June 21, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Just heard a little thunder myself. Looks like McLean's going to be spared the brunt of this one; not so for Prince William and SW/SE DC.

By the way, how bout 'them Nats?

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 21, 2008 2:34 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, some thunder and lightning in Vienna.
This is getting monotonous. We've had thunder off and on for almost three weeks. Can't we EVER get rid of these storms? It's like living in a tropical rainforest.

Posted by: Mike | June 21, 2008 2:43 AM | Report abuse

Except without the friendly natives and the tropical drinks. :-(

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 21, 2008 3:01 AM | Report abuse

As soon as I heard the thunder at 3 a.m., I was reminded of the diner scene in Spaceballs. "Oh no, not again." "Check please."

Posted by: ep | June 21, 2008 3:07 AM | Report abuse

couldn't believe it when i heard thunder a little before 3 am. where are these storms coming from?

Posted by: D.K. in Alexandria | June 21, 2008 3:16 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Plenty of night owls tonight. I thought it might be fun to stay up for the solstice.

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 21, 2008 3:30 AM | Report abuse

Okay, thanks for being night owls... I was wondering if I was dreaming when I woke up to thunder and lightening again last night.

Mike, yes, it is monotonous.

Posted by: alexandria | June 21, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

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