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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 06/21/2009

Forecast: Drying Out for Dad, Sort of...

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Shower? 79-83. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 61-65. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 79-83. | A Look Ahead


At least for now, we catch a break from the daily opportunities for severe weather and flooding rain. Generally dry weather is moving in for the next several days, although we won't be able to completely rule out shower chances, especially during the afternoon and east of town. But any showers will be short-lived and, relative to what we've seen over the past several weeks, minor rain producers. Temperatures will be seasonable.

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Today (Sunday): You will notice a strong breeze kicking up out of the north (10-20 mph, with some gusts to around 30 mph), and probably more clouds than sun throughout the day. A few lonely showers or thundershowers may form to the northeast and rotate southward, but most areas should stay dry (80% chance). Highs will be around 80. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Expect partly cloudy skies with breezy conditions continuing. Lows will range from the mid-to-upper 60s (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...

Tomorrow (Monday): We'll remain caught between low pressure to the east and high pressure to the west. The result will be another breezy day with seasonable highs in the low 80s. Any shower activity from the offshore low is likely (90% chance) to stay to our east and northeast. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy and mild once again. Lows will fall to the mid-60s downtown, with some low 60s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High


The offshore low to our northeast may actually retrograde to the southwest for Tuesday, increasing clouds and shower chances. However, shower chances should still remain less than 50/50. High temperatures should be near 80. Confidence: Medium

The pesky low may still be close to enough to keep a slight chance of showers (30% chance) on Wednesday, though high pressure moving in from the west may finally start pushing it away. Highs should be seasonable -- in the mid-80s. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | June 21, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
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Raining for another day

Posted by: steske | June 21, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Dang Nabit!!! It is raining again!!! I just finished washing my car, and was getting ready to take a cruise and it started raining! I was able to get the car in the garage before it rained, but was looking forward to a rain free day to take the car out!!! I live in the Burtonsville area, are we done with the rain for day?

Posted by: snowlover | June 21, 2009 8:27 AM | Report abuse

We're still getting some retrograde showers from the stalled low to our east, but the general pattern seems to favor drier weather most of the coming week.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 21, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

No mention of the Baltimore Co. EF-1?
Must be beyond the target demographic of Fairfax fanboys.
Links here.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 21, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

That would be EF-1 tornado.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 21, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse


I happened to be glad to have area youngsters as fans of this site.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | June 21, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see you're missing the point as usual.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 22, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

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