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Posted at 9:45 PM ET, 03/27/2009

PM Update: Some More Showers Tonight

By Ian Livingston

Cloudy weekend with shower/thunderstorm threats

* UnitedCast: Rain? | Fargo's Record Flooding | D.C. Area Drought *

Morning fog and sun were replaced with mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. Despite the clouds, temperatures rose a little above average as highs reached the low 60s. Outside an isolated break in the clouds, we'll see gray skies stick around through much of the weekend, along with several chances of still-needed rainfall. Too bad it has to happen on a weekend though, right?

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.

Tonight: Rain chances increase right around sunset and showers persist till morning. Showers that fall overnight should be fairly light, with some spots getting .1-.2" or so. Temperatures won't be too chilly as readings dip to the mid-to-upper 40s for lows. Winds will be light, so areas of of fog are possible late.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Though the weekend will feature rain, Saturday may actually end up fairly dry (though cloudy) until late in the day as highs reach the mid-to-upper 50s. By late afternoon or evening, showers and some thunderstorms may enter the picture. They will become more likely Saturday night, when more significant rain could fall.

See Camden Walker's full forecast through early next week.

Severe Weather: Parts of the area are under the first "slight risk" of severe weather for 2009 this weekend as an energetic system swings a cold front through. During the thunderstorm onslaught of last spring, Dan Stillman explored what a slight risk actually means for folks in the area.

By Ian Livingston  | March 27, 2009; 9:45 PM ET
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The question is whether things get wet while I'm getting to my Elks Lodge dance this evening.

Interestingly enough, Chevy Chase Ballroom is not an alternative this evening. It seems that a Metro derailment on the Red Line at Bethesda is causing massive delays near Friendship Heights.

Getting back to the weekend rain, it looks as though we're due for up to 1.25" tomorrow night into Sunday as the triple-point low passes just to our NW. Thunderstorms are definitely possible.

There appear to be two more shots at rain next week; around Wednesday and next Friday.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | March 27, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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