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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 09/ 8/2009

Forecast: Bye Bye Dry (More Showers Seen)

By Matt Rogers

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Today: Mostly cloudy, cool with periods of rain. 70-75. Tonight: More clouds, some showers. 62-67.| Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. 72-77. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Wow, what a dreary way to walk away from the summer season. Last week, I talked about sunny skies, nice temperatures, and very little to complain about weather-wise (except for those pesky ragweed allergies). Now, at least the ragweed concerns have abated, but we have to contend with a rainy return to an abbreviated work week on a day when traffic is traditionally a problem anyway. And to compound it, I'm not so sure this wet/cloudy canopy will go away all that quickly.

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 (Tuesday): Cool winds from the north and east will continue to bring clouds and periods of rain today (70% likelihood). Rain could be heavy at times, especially southeast of town. North and west of town, rain may be more scattered with longer periods when it's dry. Temperatures will be suppressed with mainly low 70s expected for highs. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with more showers (40% chance). Lows will be in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Clouds will be tough to shake and should dominate our skies again. Showers will also be around (60% likelihood). Winds will again be out of the cool north and east. So our temperatures should hold in the 70s once more. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: More clouds, a chance of more showers (40% chance), and generally cool breezes with lows in the middle 60s. Confidence: Medium


Thursday looks stuck in the same pattern with more clouds than sun and still scattered shower opportunities (40% chance). Highs should be a bit higher with mostly upper 70s around the area. Confidence: Medium

Friday is advertising a mix of clouds and sun with a lingering 30% chance of showers. Highs should range from the upper 70s to low 80s. While the cool easterly flow should be diminishing, we'll also be dealing with a cool upper level disturbance arriving from the west. Confidence: Low-Medium

The weekend currently looks warmer and somewhat drier with only a 30% chance for mainly afternoon showers and highs in the 80s. Sunday is looking like the warmest and sunniest of the two days at this point. My feeling is that the pattern should progress sufficiently enough to make this weekend look better than our short, dreary-skied work week. Confidence: Low-Medium

The early take on early next week looks to re-introduce increased opportunities for showers and thunderstorms along with still slightly warmer temperatures.

By Matt Rogers  | September 8, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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The bad weather has held off a bit but it's still too cool and damp out there for early September.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 8, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

They must be getting a lot of rain in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The same little system seems to have been rotating in that area for two days and making no attempt to come north.

Posted by: MKadyman | September 8, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

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