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Posted at 7:25 PM ET, 07/ 1/2009

PM Update: More Scattered Showers & Storms

By Ian Livingston

Mild on Thursday, a few showers possible late

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As a spoke of atmospheric energy passes through, scattered showers and thunderstorms have been hitting the area since late in the afternoon. Additional showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rain, are likely to spread across parts of the area this evening before tapering off late. Widespread severe weather is not likely, but a few storms could be locally strong.

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Through Tonight: After the threat of afternoon and evening storms -- a few of which could bring briefly heavy downpours, small hail, and gusty winds -- rain chances should wind down prior to midnight. Temperatures that reached highs in the low-to-mid 80s should settle through the 70s this evening and to the mid-60s for lows.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We're still in the same general pattern tomorrow as the last few days, so we start fairly sunny and see increasing clouds during the day. By afternoon, some isolated showers or thundershowers (probably less than today) could dot the area. Highs will once again head for the low-to-mid 80s -- a bit below average for this time of year.

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By Ian Livingston  | July 1, 2009; 7:25 PM ET
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"spoke of atmospheric energy":
As Bob Ryan pointed out last night, energy is not a tangible object.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | July 1, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

It's an editorial description of the disturbance rotating around the 'wheel' of the upper low in Canada. I think most are aware that you can't reach into the sky and grab the energy.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 1, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I heard part of an emergency broadcast on 93.3 fm about an hour ago that sounded like a tornado warning somewhere near Kings Dominion.

Posted by: spgass1 | July 1, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

It's bad English, actually.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | July 2, 2009 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Steve, AKA CapitalClimate, why don't you channel your rather predictable and often misplaced anger at the NWS while you're at it.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 2, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Very professional response, indeed.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | July 2, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

And if NWS is the standard, why don't you rite like dis:

Posted by: CapitalClimate | July 2, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

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