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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/29/2008

PM Update: Gray Skies and Damp Conditions

By Ian Livingston

Warmer Saturday, still unsettled

Another cloudy and damp day has unfolded across the region. Most of the heavier showers are now departing the area to the northeast, but some spotty rain and drizzle is still possible this afternoon and evening. High temperatures are ranging from the upper 60s to mid 70s and readings should remain near where they are now into the evening.

Tonight: Skies stay mostly cloudy overnight and there is a very slight risk of showers. Some areas of fog and drizzle may form after midnight thanks to abundant ground level moisture and light winds. Temperatures won't fall back too much from daytime highs, with readings dropping to the mid 60s in the suburbs and near 70 in the city.

Tomorrow: Saturday should be the last day of unsettled weather for a while. Mostly cloudy skies will continue through the morning before some breaks begin appearing by afternoon. Showers are possible throughout the day, though they should be scattered at best, and by afternoon a slight risk of thunderstorms will present itself. Highs should top out between 80 and 85 most places.

See Camden's full forecast through early next week, NatCast for the outlook for tonight's game, and BeachCast if headed to the ocean.

By Ian Livingston  | August 29, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Isn't it true that when Katrina made landfall, it was only a CAT 2 hurricane?

Posted by: dave | August 29, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Dave- Katrina was a Cat 3 at landfall. New Orleans only experienced Cat 2 impacts (in terms of wind) being west of the center.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | August 29, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

The disastrous impact from Katrina occured because the Cat 2 northerly winds caused a storm surge on Lake Pontchartrain which overflowed the levees and caused the lake waters to flood low-lying areas of New Orleans, some of them below sea level.

The water was polluted and picked up toxic material from industrial sites in the area, thus magnifying the impact of the initial disaster. How strange it is that we tend to forget these details.

Posted by: El Bombo | August 29, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Anybody else in DC hear a frequent quiet booming around 10:50p? It couldn't have been thunder according to the didn't sound quite like thunder...but was it thunder?

I promise I'm not crazy, my husband heard it too. Unless we're both crazy.

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | August 29, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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