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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 06/17/2009

PM Update: Some Showers Pass, More Coming

By Ian Livingston

Warmer, more showers possible, Thursday

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An area of light to moderate showers that passed through during the morning into mid-afternoon has departed, leaving some more scattered activity in its wake. Rainfall has generally been around .25" or less, with highest totals in the western suburbs where some spots have seen a bit more. Temperatures remain stuck in the 60s, about 15 degrees below average for the date. If headed out, prepare to dodge a shower or two through evening.


Radar: Latest D.C. area 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.

Through Tonight: Off-and-on showers continue through evening and into the overnight, some possibly heavy after midnight. Temperatures stay fairly constant, dropping a few degrees off daytime highs back toward the low-and-mid 60s. A general additional .25" looks good, though with showery precipitation some spots can see more and others less.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Mostly cloudy with more showers expected. Some clearing is possible late, but scattered afternoon thunderstorms may get in the way of that. Warmer air will try to make a run at us, so highs will rise back to near 80 -- closer to average numbers for June. Additional rainfall between .1-.25" is possible, with some spots seeing more if they get a thunderstorm late in the day.

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By Ian Livingston  | June 17, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

If this were 1 day later, daily record low maximums would be in play at both National and Dulles.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 17, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

In the Blue Ridge Mtns of Virginia, low last night was 56.7F. High today was 61.9F. Current temp 61.5F.

Indoor temp is 68F so I'm not going to turn on the heat. I didn't think I would need any dry firewood...

Posted by: spgass1 | June 17, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Topper Shutt just updated on WUSA 9...we seem to be in another classic "Washington Split" with heavier rain passing north and south of us.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 17, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Bombo, I think the stuff up in WV and near there has a decent shot to make it into parts of the area, particularly northern parts. That could be good for some more heavier activity later tonight.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 17, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

very persistent rain here in culpeper since around 7:00pm or so. moderate to heavy at times.

Posted by: clintonportis17 | June 17, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice how the showers across VA/MD are moving at a right angle to the heavier stuff coming out of PA? Could that impart a little extra spin to the storms when they get here? There are at least 3 tornado warnings across PA and OH right now.

Posted by: HillcrestDC | June 17, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

At 1147 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado. This tornado was located near Augusta... moving east at 15 mph.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 17, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

I hear rain coming down in McLean, VA. Sounds like pretty heavy stuff. Should get only heavier within the next hour.

Posted by: KBurchfiel | June 18, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

It's raining pretty heavily in Lake Ridge right now. There's thunder, too.

Posted by: meta2 | June 18, 2009 1:17 AM | Report abuse

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