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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 05/ 7/2009

PM Update: Scattered Storms Through Evening

By Ian Livingston

Mostly cloudy, warm and some showers/storms Friday

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Near-average temperatures returned today as a southwest wind helped highs rise into the 70s. Scattered showers and thundershowers that blew through during the midday mixed with breaks of sun in many spots. That sun is now causing more storms to pop, some of which could be strong to severe with heavy rain, gusty winds and/or some hail.

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Tonight: A few showers or storms, mainly early, are possible. Fortunately, a repeat of last night's deluge is not in the cards. Places that see late-afternoon and evening storms could pick up around .50" additional rain, though many will see less. Temperatures should fall to between 55 and 60 in most spots. As has been the case recently, some fog and drizzle is likely overnight.

Tomorrow (Friday): After some morning fog and drizzle, we'll trend toward partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during the day, but the focus should once again come late day into the evening with more possible overnight. Some thunderstorms could be strong late in the day. It will be warm again, highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

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More Rain Totals: Training thunderstorms last night and scattered pop-ups so far today dropped some significant rain over portions of the area. Through 2 p.m., totals since the storms began last night are 1.07" at National Airport, 0.85" at Dulles Airport and 1.76" at Baltimore Washington International. The Post's Gerald Martineau scored some rainy pictures this morning. See them here 1, 2, 3. Check back tomorrow for more in-depth information on all the recent rain and how it is busting drought concerns.

By Ian Livingston  | May 7, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
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Comments

No need to wait until tomorrow for precipitation/drought update.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | May 7, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

What a surprise.....heavy rain, wind, lightning, and thunder in Stafford once again. After eight straight days of this, I am ready to build an ark.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | May 7, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Two storms gone through the Culpeper area in the last 2 hours! Both with very heavy rain and lots of lightning. My rain guage is broke but i'm willing to bet we have picked up at least two inches over the past two days. When the sun came out today, the temp shot up to 81 before the storms rolled through. Felt pretty humid today also!

Posted by: RWJ1990 | May 7, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

It's monsoon time again in Lake Ridge...this is getting pretty repetitive.

Posted by: meta2 | May 7, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield (Accotink yadda yadda) storm sub-total as of 7:00pm ET= 4.05" (since last Wednesday).

Posted by: bikerjohn | May 7, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

But how will tonight's weather affect Bombo's dancing?

And more importantly, how will it affect my planned 25-beer bender tomorrow morning?

Posted by: SnowMonsterDC | May 7, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Question: Why is the radar all green? Is the high moisture level the culprit?

Posted by: david_in_stafford | May 7, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

SnowMonsterDC...Tonight is not a dance night so there's no effect. But I did postpone a routine 2 PM medical appointment to the 21st when I saw all that stuff coming in on radar this noon!

Possible thunderstorms late tomorrow could favor the less-expensive Chevy Chase dance, which is more convenient to Metro. According to Sterling, weak ridging tomorrow could have a drying effect...however it was SUPPOSED to be drier today...and we all saw what happened.

Wonder if AugustaJim was able to get his crops in the ground with all this sogginess around. Boy the mold must love this!!!

Mothers Day is supposed to be our first rain-free day in over a week per Sue Palka.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | May 7, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Bombo, do you have any YouTube videos of yourself dancing? You must be a master.

Here's a video of me dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

It's from a pig roast last summer. I should be on Dancing With The Stars.

Posted by: SnowMonsterDC | May 7, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

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