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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 09/11/2009

Forecast: Damp Friday, Winner of a Weekend

By Camden Walker

Clearing begins Saturday, returning to 80 degrees

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Today: Showers likely, breezy. 69-73. | Tonight: 30% chance of lingering showers. Low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partial clearing. Around 80. | Sunday: Sunny once again! Low-to-mid 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Friday will be a cloudy and damp end to our work week. But hang tight for Saturday as skies clear. And full sunshine dries us out thoroughly on Sunday-Tuesday. Temperatures will remain pretty darn comfortable this forecast period--around 80--once our sunshine begins to return on Saturday.

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 (Friday): Overcast skies I believe will prevail most of the day today-- though it wouldn't surprise me if some sun sneaks in during the afternoon. Showers are likely too (80% chance), particularly in the morning and then to the north and east. The rain may be heavy at times. We've got a pesky low pressure system passing up the coast and it will throw back some showers and some northerly breezes, in its wake. An early-season Nor'easter of sorts. High temperatures will be around 70. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tonight: A few showers could linger tonight. About a 30% chance you run into a little dampness. If we're lucky, clouds may begin decreasing a little. Temperatures in the region will slowly dip down into the lower 60s, to be further cooled by light northerly breezes. Confidence: Medium

How long are we going to be socked in with these clouds & showers? Keep reading...

Tomorrow (Saturday): Our clearing begins. As low pressure finally moves beyond New England, partly sunny skies return. High temperatures slowly bound upwards to around 80 degrees. And our weak north wind, slowly dies. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low temperatures in the lower 60s downtown, but expect a few 50s in the suburbs. This should be our last patch of cloudiness this weekend? Confidence: Medium

Sunday: A great day finally. Mostly sunny skies, warm lower 80s, and humidity levels that match very acceptable levels for late summer. Enjoy! Confidence: Medium-High


A partly cloudy end to our weekend on Sunday night with continued dry conditions. Lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Just a touch warmer this night. Confidence: Medium

Assuming a trough of low pressure remains slow to progress toward our region next week, Monday and Tuesday should still be sunny. And dry. Highs will range from 77-83. With perhaps the tiniest bit of humidity. At least I can give you this streak of sunny weather, after the cloudy/damp start to the weekend! Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | September 11, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
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Been raining here in Lake Ridge for about 2 hours. Just started to pick up in intensity though with the heavy batch moving in. Looks like the precip cut-off is right on the Prince William border.

Posted by: ZmanVA | September 11, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

Looking forward to the weekend. Hope that forecast holds!

Cuz frankly, this week's weather has stunk.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | September 11, 2009 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Rained steadily the whole ride from Arlington to Lorton. Shoes were sloshing by the end.

Posted by: debiguity | September 11, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

YUCK! this is YUCKKK! :(

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 11, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Nasty morning out there. Stay dry! What a weird september so far, with cool temperatures, now very cool and rainy.

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | September 11, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

debiguity, hat's off to you and the hardy biker souls who rode this morning. I was happy to dodge rain most of this week, and gratefully took the Metro this morning.

Posted by: mmurphy70 | September 11, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I may be the only one, but I'm verrry grateful for the rain today. We've been cheated all summer, storms all around and barely a drop. Will take all we can get today. Looking forward to a beautiful weekend!

Posted by: weathergrrl | September 11, 2009 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Anyone to our south getting some rain? the shield appears to be weakening, especially south of Woodbridge.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 11, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Rain is tapering off here but this is the nastiest weather I've seen since late May or so. It just gets so bad here when things decide to "go coastal"!

Why can't we get this sort of coastal storm when we could use it...e.g. Christmas Eve, temperatures in the low-mid twenties, 10-20+ inches of SNOW expected???

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 11, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Hallelujah!!!! Went for a run, rain be darned. Halfway thru, a strong northwesterly wind kicked up, the cloud deck started to lift, and the clouds began racing eastward. Hopefully, that's a sign that this low is FINALLY racing out to sea.

It's overstayed its welcome.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | September 11, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Wondering if the gang will chime in on the debate that seems to be raging over at accuweather on whether or not this should have been a named subtropical storm. From my uneducated eyes it looked like one, but then again, it also looked like many of the Nor'Easters we get in the winter.

Posted by: greg421 | September 11, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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