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Posted at 4:15 PM ET, 07/24/2009

PM Update: Isolated Strong Storms Into Evening

By Ian Livingston

Hot and humid conditions Saturday, but mostly dry

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For the second day in a row, we have the threat of showers and thunderstorms. Storms could impact places here and there into early evening, but should be fewer in number than yesterday. Outside of any storms, conditions are a little more comfortable today than yesterday, with humidity down a notch and highs having reached the mid-and-upper 80s.

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Through Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong or severe, should finish up by around 8 or 9 p.m. An additional isolated shower is possible through midnight before clearing skies overnight. Lows in the mid-60s for the suburbs and closer to 70 downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Summer took its time to get going, but tomorrow there will be little question what season we're in. Highs in the low (and maybe middle) 90s, combined with fairly muggy dew points in the mid-60s, will make it one of the steamiest days of the year thus far. With a Bermuda High largely in control, we should stay mostly rain-free even if an isolated afternoon storm is not out of the question.

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DCA Rain Watch Update: Rainfall yesterday doused many spots with the biggest single-day total in over a month. After missing out early in the day, National Airport picked up .56" with evening storms, improving its July total to .82". If no more rain falls at National this month, it would go down as tied for the driest July ever in D.C. See previous information on monthly low-rainfall records.

By Ian Livingston  | July 24, 2009; 4:15 PM ET
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"National Airport picked up .56" with evening storms, improving its July total to 82"."

Eighty-two inches in July?!!? Man, I don't know how the planes can land!

Posted by: lhaller | July 24, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Typo -- .82"

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 24, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Big line just north of the Mason Dixon line but it won't make it here.

Posted by: MKadyman | July 24, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

There's a Small Craft Advisory for the upper tidal Potomac starting tomorrow afternoon, calling for gusts of 20kt+. CBOFS indicates that winds won't really pick up until 11am or so...would CWG concur? I'd like to sail up the Potomac into the DC Channel fairly early tomorrow morning & tie up by the fishing boats.

Posted by: --sg | July 24, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

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