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Posted at 5:25 PM ET, 09/28/2009

PM Update: Cold Front Passes, Cool Air Coming

By Ian Livingston

Crisp nights and sunny days the rest of the work week

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A cold front that brought scattered quick-moving showers to the area this afternoon is now moving off to the east. A wind shift to westerly will be followed by cooler and drier air headed into the overnight. Before the front, much of today was rather nice if you are a fan of fall weather and don't mind a little wind. Winds from the south and southwest, gusting to about 35 mph, helped draw warm air in this morning into early afternoon. Highs that reached the upper 70s to near 80 will begin tumbling back behind the front.

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: After the afternoon line of scattered gusty showers, clouds depart during the evening and winds stay quite gusty -- shifting to come out of the west -- as temperatures fall into the 60s around sunset. Winds could keep the region from reaching its chilled potential overnight, but lows still likely drop to the upper 40s in the cool spots to mid 50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Another beautiful autumn experience is upcoming tomorrow, this time for the whole day. Highs rise mainly to the upper 60s to around 70 under mostly sunny skies. Winds will again be somewhat strong, with gusts around 30 mph possible, mainly from the west.

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Typhoon Ketsana: Typhoon Ketsana, currently strengthening while headed toward Vietnam, unleashed terrible flooding in the Philippines this weekend while a much weaker system. The capital of Manila was particularly hard hit. 13.4" of rain fell there in 6 hours and the 16.7" recorded over 24 hours set a new daily record. At least 140 are confirmed dead and those numbers are likely to grow. As many as 450,000 people in the Philippines are reported homeless after the storm.

By Ian Livingston  | September 28, 2009; 5:25 PM ET
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Looks like the DC split with the showers unless more develop.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 28, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

The city and south look spared

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | September 28, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Dew points are crashing behind the front, into the upper 20s in Hagerstown. Were running right around 60 on the front.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 28, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Mainly D.C. Split...we seem to have had our showers YESTERDAY afternoon!

Will be interesting to see what happens as these lower dewpoints move in.

Interesting cloud formations over Ballston this afternoon as the front moved by. Looked like a sort of low-based mammatus formation.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 28, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

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