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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 11/14/2008

PM Update: Gray Skies Lead to More Rain, Storms

By Ian Livingston

Showers, thunderstorms and breezy Saturday

If you're a fan of clouds, you continue to be very happy with the weather lately. In addition to gray skies today, much of the area has seen intermittent drizzle and fog, along with highs in the mid 50s to near 60 as a south wind begins to usher in temporarily warmer air. For the rest of the afternoon and evening, clouds will remain and there will be a risk of a passing shower. Bring an umbrella if headed out -- just in case.

Tonight: Some light showers are possible during the evening. Odds of more meaningful rain will increase after midnight as a warm front approaches from the south and a cold front from the west. Rain may be heavy at times very early in the morning, possibly mixed with a rumble or two of thunder. Temperatures won't drop much -- lows in the mid 50s -- and should even rise a bit prior to sunrise.

Tomorrow: After a possible morning batch of heavier rain, shower activity should continue through much of the day on Saturday. Temperatures should rise into the mid-to-upper 60s before they begin to fall during the afternoon and evening behind the cold front. There's the potential for some thunder and isolated damaging winds as the front passes through during the afternoon.

Evening winds will likely gust from the northwest up to 20+ mph, along with a chance of lingering showers.

See Camden's full forecast through early next week and SkinsCast for Sunday night's game against Dallas.

By Ian Livingston  | November 14, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Jinkies! We're under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms tomorrow. Other than the damaging wind/isolated tornado threat, this was included in the outlook from the SPC:

GIVEN THE STRONGLY SHEARED AND DYNAMICALLY FORCED CHARACTER OF THE SYNOPTIC PATTERN...HIGHER SEVERE WEATHER PROBABILITIES MAY BECOME NECESSARY IN LATER OUTLOOKS SHOULD IT BECOME APPARENT THAT STRONGER INSTABILITY WILL DEVELOP THAN IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


Funny that this is happening when it is. On November 16, 2006 we had a huge cold front come through and prompt a tornado warning for PWC. I was in Spanish class at the time and we had to go and sit downstairs in a hot classroom with 5 other classes for 45 minutes until the warning expired. Sheesh. One thing I love about weather is that big weather events seem to happen almost parallel with each other over the years (I'm not talking about generally, I mean on a specific date; back in 2002 and 2003 the first snowfall was the exact same day for Lake Ridge -- December 7).

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | November 14, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Here's some interesting thoughts regarding severe weather potential tomorrow.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | November 14, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

It's almost tempting as a late-season chase opportunity, but I'm probably not going to jump. Too many downsides to chasing in this area:

- Too far for a daytrip to the most-likely target area (Tidewater and south).
- Traffic
- Not enough daylight
- Traffic
- Roads that go every which way except the way you want to go.
- Traffic
- Lots of water and not a lot of places to cross it.

Oh, and did I mention traffic?

So I'll probably work on fixing my apartment, and submit a report to Sterling from here if I see anything out my window. But that'll probably be it.

Posted by: ajfroggie | November 14, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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