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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 08/15/2008

CommuteCast: More Scattered Showers, Storms

By Ian Livingston

Gorgeous Saturday shaping up

Didn't get your fill of showery/stormy weather yesterday? Fear not, you have another shot today.

An approaching cold front is helping to fire up showers and thunderstorms, which will be scattered about the area into the evening. Along with heavy rain and dangerous lightning, some storms may cause isolated damaging winds and hail. Most spots will probably see at least a light shower, with about a 50-50 chance of getting a heavy shower or strong storm. The greatest risk of severe storms is east and south of D.C. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for Stafford, Charles and Calvert counties and points south.

Early-afternoon highs in the mid 80s have already fallen into the 70s in many places thanks to increasingly cloudy skies and showers.

Monitor the Severe Weather Tracking Station below for latest radar and severe warnings issued by the National Weather Service. See the rest of the forecast below that, and NatCast if you're headed to tonight's ballgame.

Severe Weather Tracking Station
Warning Text: DC | MD | VA
Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop from Weather Underground. Click on image to expand, zoom and for other options. Refresh page to update.
LWX Warnings
Warnings: Severe warnings from the National Weather Service. Updates without refresh (most browsers). Click label in legend for detailed warning text.

Tonight: Any showers and storms should slip south and east of the metro area by around 8 or 9 p.m. with the loss of daytime heating and the passage of the cold front. Winds from the northwest will begin bringing in drier air, allowing lows to fall to the low 60s in the suburbs and the mid 60s for the city.

Tomorrow: A delightful Saturday is expected as temperatures remain warm and skies turn mostly sunny. A light northwest wind will complement high temperatures in the mid 80s and help to create another "top 10" type of summer day (for the second Saturday in a row!).

See Camden's full forecast through the beginning of next week, and NatCast for tonight's game.

By Ian Livingston  | August 15, 2008; 3:00 PM ET
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I think Lake Ridge has been the weather-winner so far today. We got quite a few rumbles of thunder and some heavy rain. Take that rest of the DC area! Hehehe :P

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | August 15, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Most underwhelming radar EVER. I'm sick of hand watering. I love desert weather when I was living in the desert; didn't think I would get it here. If I had known, I would have landscaped accordingly.

Posted by: Southside FFX | August 15, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Tropical Storm Fay has formed over the eastern portion of the Dominican Republic. The current track makes it look like there is a chance of Fay's remnants affecting our region towards the end of next week.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | August 15, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Where are these "same as yesterday" storms? Nothing here, nothing seen on radar, just a party cloudy and cool afternoon.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Considering how cool and cloudy it was this afternoon, it's not surprising to me there wasn't much severe activity.

Posted by: jtf | August 15, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

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