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Posted at 2:55 PM ET, 10/ 1/2008

PM Update: Briefly Showery, Drying to Follow

By Ian Livingston

Cool and dry on Thursday

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Numerous clouds have continued to hang tough throughout the day and showers, some heavy and accompanied by thunder and lightning, are now affecting portions of the area. Prior to the rain, most places topped out around or just about 70 degrees, and those who have seen rain have now fallen back into the low and mid 60s. The heaviest activity should push east of a majority of the area by the commute, but additional lighter rains are possible into the evening as another batch approaches from the west.

Tonight: After we get through the shower chances of this evening, skies will trend clear overnight. Temperatures will cool nicely as well, dropping to the upper 40s in the north and west suburbs to the low 50s for D.C. and south or east. Some isolated fog cannot be ruled out, though winds from the northwest should keep it from being widespread.

Tomorrow: We will see lots of sunshine on Thursday with temperatures running a few degrees below average. Expect highs to reach the mid to upper 60s while a cool west wind blows up to 10 mph during the day.

See Dan's full forecast through the weekend, and UnitedCast for tonight's game at RFK.

By Ian Livingston  | October 1, 2008; 2:55 PM ET
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Comments

I don't see this rain subsiding for quite some time. There seems to be a lot of unsettled weather to our south, and though the rain bands are spotty in places, they're been heading right this way.

Posted by: mcleaNed | October 1, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Got a good heavy 25 minute downpour here in North Arlington, and it has been raining lightly ever since.

Posted by: Period | October 1, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

mcleaNed, much of this activity is caused by sunshine working with cold air aloft. Once we head toward sunset it should diminish.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | October 1, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Was going through some stuff today and came across 5 or so pictures of the Blizzard of 1996 that I took. I will try to share these with the CapWx team so they can post them in the coming days.

Posted by: Greg | October 2, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

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