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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 04/14/2009

PM Update: This Raw and Rainy Story Continues

By Ian Livingston

More chilly rain Wednesday before sunny repreive

* Thirst Quenching Low | Climate Reporting Presents Challenges*

After morning rains -- mainly from I-95 and to the east -- today has been dominated by clouds, mist and some showers. Highs around 50 have been capped by the clouds and dampness helping frame this raw mid-April day. We'll stay locked in with this dreariness for about another 24-36 hours before returning to springtime's glory later in the week.

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: Scattered appreciable rain becomes more likely again overnight as a surface low forms southeast of the area. Best chances look to be over eastern portions of the area. Rainfall totals overnight should be around .1"-.25" where showers fall, with some higher totals possible. Mid 40s should do it for lows and winds should increase a bit in response to the forming surface low.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): More periods of rain are on tap before we lose the pesky upper level low Jason Samenow discussed earlier. Key times for rain look to be afternoon into evening, but showers are possible throughout the day. Additional totals of .5"+ are possible, bringing overall event totals to 1-2" for portions of the area. Highs will rise to the upper 40s or near 50. Some showers tomorrow may contain gusty winds.

See Matt Rogers' full forecast through the weekend.

Florida Tornadoes: Another aspect of the sprawling upper low affecting the eastern part of the nation has been big storms in Florida. Tornadoes were spotted this morning near Tampa before a damaging squall line ripped through the state.

By Ian Livingston  | April 14, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

"...as a surface low forms southeast of the area."

"Best chances look to be over eastern portions of the area."

Something I think the weather forecasters could work on is being a little more specific.

What exactly is southeast of the area? Southern Maryland? Northern Neck?

What is east of the area? Anne Arundel? Eastern Shore? Delaware?

And on the occassions that you say rain will stay south of the city... Charles County? Richmond? North Carolina?

Help me out here.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | April 14, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Rain? Cut off low? What rain? .03 storm total last 36 hours at Wolfsville, Md!

Please bring it on. We need it.

Posted by: dustygroundhog | April 14, 2009 11:03 PM | Report abuse

In Ashburn, we are getting nothing: two day total = 0.01 in + 0.06 in.

Posted by: LoudounGeek | April 15, 2009 4:09 AM | Report abuse

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