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Posted at 5:15 PM ET, 05/15/2009

PM Update: A Few Storms Through Sunset

By Ian Livingston

Warm again Saturday; Severe thunderstorms late?

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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 in any breaks of sunshine. After a mostly cloudy day, a few showers and thunderstorms -- some containing locally heavy rain -- may dot the landscape.

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.

Tonight: After a risk of a few showers and thunderstorms till around sunset, the muggies continue overnight, and temperatures respond by not falling very far. Look for lows to settle around 65 in most places. With abundant low-level moisture and light winds, some areas of fog are likely by sunrise.

Tomorrow (Saturday): We'll see a lot of clouds again Saturday before a risk of late-day severe weather. The worst of the storms should be focused north of D.C. closer to a low-pressure center, but the situation is one which could produce isolated tornadoes, so it bears watching. Before rain arrives, probably not until after 2 or 4 p.m, highs should reach around 80 to the lower 80s. Scattered showers and storms continue into the night as a cold front moves in. Some more locally heavy rain is possible.

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By Ian Livingston  | May 15, 2009; 5:15 PM ET
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My wedding is tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) rain at 2 and rain at 4 are two very different things in our book. Can you be any more specific? Thanks.

Posted by: barbock | May 15, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse


Unfortunately, we can't be more specific, except to say rain chances go up the later in the afternoon it is, with the best chance of storms during the evening and overnight.

Let me refer you to this article I wrote on weather and wedding planning...

Congratulations on your big day and good luck...

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | May 15, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

No rain here today on the Blue Ridge east of Front Royal so grilling was a success. I love cheeseburgers.

Current conditions: 65.3F, mostly cloudy

Barbock, congratulations. No matter the weather, I'm sure you'll have special memories.

Posted by: spgass1 | May 15, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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