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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 05/25/2009

Storms Sliding into Metro Region

By Jason Samenow

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The rain mercifully held off for a good part of the metro area through mid-afternoon, providing warm sunshine for Memorial Day activities. But through this evening, showers and thunderstorms, some with torrential rain, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds, will impact much of the region. Rainfall totals will generally be around 0.25-0.5", but locally heavier amounts are possible in thunderstorms. Temperatures will fall back from near 80 (when the rain begins) to the upper 60s by midnight.

By Jason Samenow  | May 25, 2009; 3:40 PM ET
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Sounds like there's all kinds of nice thunder in the storm just north of DC. I hope it dips down a bit. It sounds beautiful.

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | May 25, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Torrential downpour in NW Montgomery. I had 2.10 inches in about 40 minutes. It may have rained harder but I can't remember when.

Posted by: MKadyman | May 25, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I had steady, moderate to maybe heavy rain for at least half an hour in Silver Spring. It eventually tapered off and stopped.

Posted by: Murre | May 25, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Nothing yet in Alexandria. I don't want to have to water the garden!

Posted by: mmurphy70 | May 25, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Little or nothing near Baileys Crossroads...lots of threatening cloudiness.

News reports of flooding near Greenbelt Metro.

Tomorrow still sounds nasty.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | May 25, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield - official rainfall total today... two Traces.


Posted by: bikerjohn | May 25, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Only .04 inches so far in McLean. Is it too early to call today's storms a 'bust?'

Posted by: KBurchfiel | May 25, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Pouring down rain now in Dumfries area. For once it's good timing, since my husband and nephew put down grass seed, trimmed our shrubs and mulched yesterday.

Posted by: southbridgemom | May 25, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

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