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Capital Weather Gang: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Strong Storms Possible; Mugginess Continues

* Full Forecast | Great Falls Photos | Weekend Rain is Parents' Pain * Muggy air and an approaching cold front are combining to produce a good chance of some storms in the metro area this evening and tonight. Along with the potential for heavy downpours, some storms could be...

By Dan Stillman  | May 16, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Forecast: Warm & Humid, Storms Developing Late

Gradual clearing Sunday * PreaknessCast | NatCast | Great Falls Photography * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Humid, chance of afternoon storms. Low 80s. | Tonight: Showers and t'storms. Near 60. | Tomorrow: Chance of morning showers, afternoon clearing. Near 70. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL It's a HUGE weekend...

By Jason Samenow  | May 16, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NatCast: Muggy Matinee, Stormy Nightcap

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PhilliesSaturday, May 16, 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First GameSecond GameWeatherChance of RainLow 80sMid-70sT'storm chances increasing30 and 60%The first game will be partly sunny and muggy, with temperatures maxing out in the low 80s. Showers...

By Jason Samenow  | May 16, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PreaknessCast: Muggy with Chance of Storms

* D.C. Area Full Forecast | Preakness Preview * Preakness StakesSaturday, 6:15 p.m., Pimlico Race Course Afternoon HighRace Time (6:15 p.m.)WeatherChance of Precip.81F77FChance of storms40%When gates at Pimlico open at 8 a.m. for InfieldFest, it will probably be mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the upper 60s. Some sun...

By Jason Samenow  | May 16, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PM Update: A Few Storms Through Sunset

Warm again Saturday; Severe thunderstorms late? * NatCast | PreaknessCast | Great Falls Flowing, in Pictures and Video * From the feel of things, summer can't be too far off. Muggy dew points above 60 combined with temperatures rising to near 80 made today feel a bit uncomfortable outside, especially...

By Ian Livingston  | May 15, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Great Falls Flowing, in Pictures and Video

* Full Forecast | NatCast | PreaknessCast | Parents vs. Weekend Rain * The Potomac River flows fast and furious at Great Falls on Wednesday. There was no sign of our recent drought at Great Falls this past Wednesday. The river, swollen from the recent rain, cascaded over the falls...

By Kevin Ambrose  | May 15, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Forecast: Weekend Storms, But When?

Best chance of rain is late Saturday into Sunday * NatCast | PreaknessCast | For Parents, Weekend Rain is a Pain * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Partly sunny. A passing a.m. shower? 40% chance p.m. showers/storms. Upper 70s to near 80. | Tonight: A shower or storm early? Mid-60s. | Tomorrow:...

By Camden Walker  | May 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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NatCast: Mild & Muggy; Maybe a Thundershower

* Our Full Forecast | Weather Wall | Nationals Journal * Nationals vs. PhilliesFriday, May 15, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain76F72FThundershower?30-40%Humid conditions may be accompanied by a scattered shower or thundershower, but any interruptions to the game shouldn't last too long.   NatCast appears on the...

By Josh Larson  | May 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Showers and Thunderstorms Tonight

Near 80 again on Friday; Unsettled weather continues * For Parents, Weekend Rain is One Big Pain | Sunny Sunday Photos * Clouds dominated the day today with just a few peeks of sunshine. A stiff south wind has brought in more warmth and humidity with highs rising mainly to...

By Ian Livingston  | May 14, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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For Parents, Weekend Rain is One Big Pain

* Full Forecast: T-Storms Today? | Photos: A Sunny Mom's Day * Sorry moms and dads. That nasty four-letter word is in the weekend forecast: R-A-I-N. I've never been a big fan of weekend rain. Sure, there was a time when I didn't see it as the worst thing in...

By Dan Stillman  | May 14, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Forecast: Warm, Humid and Thundershowery

Unsettled and, at times, wet through the weekend * Mother's Day Photography | Later: Challenges of Rainy Day Parenting * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy; milder. Thundershowers? Upper 70s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy; thundershowers. Low 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Thundershowers? Near 80. | Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy. Thundershowers? Low...

By Josh Larson  | May 14, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Milder Tonight, Cloudier Tomorrow

T-storms late Thursday? Unsettled into weekend * Sunny Sunday Photos | The World of Big Weather Media * Plentiful morning sunshine has been gradually giving way to increased cloudiness today, but that has not stopped it from being another beautiful one. Temperatures are now settling into the low-and-mid 70s for...

By Ian Livingston  | May 13, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A Sunny Mother's Day in Arlington and Alexandria

* Full Forecast | Changes in Big Weather Media | More CWG Photos * U.S. Marine Corps Memorial and a plane departing National Airport under sunny skies. My dad visited this weekend and we decided to spend Sunday seeing some local Virginia hot spots: The U.S. Air Force Memorial, U.S....

By Ian Livingston  | May 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: Pleasant Weather Just Passing Through

Shower chances return late Thursday into weekend * Re-framing Emissions Goals | Later: Sunny Mother's Day Photos * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny a.m. Partly cloudy p.m. 68-73. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated shower? 50s. | Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. Stray shower? 40% chance late-day showers/t-storms. | A Look Ahead...

By Dan Stillman  | May 13, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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PM Update: Chilly Night; Pleasant Wednesday

Temperatures rise a bit tomorrow * The World of Big Weather Media | Re-framing Emissions Goals * Blue skies, mixed with puffy cumulus clouds, combined for a quiet and enjoyable springtime day across the area. Temperatures remain a few degrees below normal (now in the mid-70s) with highs mostly reaching...

By Ian Livingston  | May 12, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Around the World of Big Weather Media

*Two days of beautiful sunshine: Full Forecast * AccuWeather and The Weather Channel (TWC), two of the heavyweights in the weather reporting business, are bringing aboard new talent and management. And what would personnel changes in the media be without some irony and intrigue...? *AccuWeather has snagged veteran on-camera meteorologist...

By Jason Samenow  | May 12, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Forecast: A Duo of Comfortably Cool Days

* Climate Goals | Later: Around the World of Weather Media * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, high near 70. Tonight: Mostly clear, cool. 36-46. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, again. 70-73. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Very low relative humidity, like the kind we will see today into...

By Matt Rogers  | May 12, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Line of T'storms to Roll Through Region

Radar: Latest D.C. area 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. Radar indicates a line of storms will sweep through the metro region in the...

By Capital Weather Gang  | May 11, 2009; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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PM Update: An Evening Shower; Thunder?

Sun tomorrow but on the cool side * Scientists Suggest Re-framing Emissions Goals * Clouds, some showers and cool weather returned today, with highs generally topping out in the low 60s. Fortunately these conditions won't stick around nearly as long this time as the last. Clouds and the risk of...

By Ian Livingston  | May 11, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Scientists Suggest Re-framing Emissions Goals

* Cool and damp, but dry weather to return: Full Forecast * "Climate scientists have begun to feel like a bunch of Noahs - thousands of Noahs," University of Victoria in British Columbia climate scientist Andrew Weaver told the British science journal Nature, in an article in its April 30...

By Andrew Freedman  | May 11, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Forecast: Briefly Rainy Today, Then Pleasant

* Later: Re-framing Climate Goals * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cloudy, patchy rain. 60-64. | Tonight: Clearing and cool. 44-49. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Near 70. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL If there's a way for it to rain this spring, it will. This time yesterday, a sunny Monday...

By Jason Samenow  | May 11, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Update: Monday Trends Cloudy With Rain Chance

We mentioned on Friday that Monday was looking partly sunny with no rain, but that we needed to keep an eye on cloud cover and some showers to the south just in case. Indeed, latest indications are (despite our forecast from this morning) that our return to nice weather may...

By Dan Stillman  | May 10, 2009; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Forecast: No Rain on Mom's Parade

* Drought Out, Pollen In | Weather & Swine Flu * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. 72-75 | Tonight: Mostly clear. 48-51. | Tomorrow: Sun and clouds. 68-72. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Say good-bye to the damp pattern as high pressure begins to take residence over...

By Brian Jackson  | May 10, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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