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Posted at 8:00 PM ET, 05/16/2009

Strong Storms Possible; Mugginess Continues

By Dan Stillman

* 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 strong to severe with hail and gusty winds (and of course dangerous lightning). We saw one round of scattered showers and storms come through during the afternoon into early evening, and now a larger round is arriving during the late evening, with still more showers/thunderstorms further west and nearer the front.

Monitor radar and severe warnings issued by the National Weather Service on our Severe Weather Tracking Sation below. Also, see our full forecast into early next week, and our Weather Wall for the ultimate overview of D.C. area current conditions.

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By Dan Stillman  | May 16, 2009; 8:00 PM ET
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New discussion for the area from the Storm Prediction Center.. says isolated strong to severe storms possible, thunderstorm watch may go up.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | May 16, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

One band's already on the radar; may hit us around 6, it appears.

Posted by: KBurchfiel | May 16, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

What are the chances that the rain is completely over by 6:00 am tomorrow morning?

Posted by: snowlover | May 16, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Centreville VA has rain yet.
Looks very dark and scary to the west. Winds starting to gust up.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | May 16, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

i'm no weatherman, but it looks kind of tornado-y here in prince william county.

should i be alarmed?

Posted by: mbalexandra | May 16, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: billy12 | May 16, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

hey guys, what the fancy meteorological term for "the opposite of a drought"?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 16, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

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