PM Update: Scattered Storms Through Evening
Mostly cloudy, warm and some showers/storms Friday
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.
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.
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.
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