PM Update: More Much-Needed Rain
Brief break in unsettled pattern Friday; Wet weekend
Morning showers dropped around a tenth of an inch of rain across the area, and more significant rain has arrived this afternoon. Thanks to persistent clouds and periods of precipitation, temperatures have only risen to between 45 and 50 in most places. Additional rainfall of 0.25-0.50" is possible with this batch, making this one of the wetter days we have seen in some time.
Tonight: The most consistent rain should wind down by 8-10 p.m., but clouds stick around, and some isolated showers may persist past midnight. Lows should near 40 in the colder suburbs while sticking around the mid-40s in urban centers. Some fog is possible by morning.
Tomorrow (Friday): We will see a break in the rainy action on Friday, and even some breaks in the clouds. Overall, it will be fairly pleasant compared to the past few days as highs reach the low-to-mid 60s. With more clouds and showers on tap this weekend, you may want to escape work for a bit if possible!
See Jason Samenow's full forecast through early next week.
Twitter Contest: Last night on Twitter, we asked how much rain would fall between midnight and noon today at National airport. The results are in... 0.12" of rain fell during that period. The winner? sbrodfue (Scott) from Arlington, Va. His guess of .17" was closest, besting CWG's Jamie Jones' guess of .23". Thanks to all who entered, and look for other polls/contests here on the blog and from us on Twitter, @capitalweather.
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