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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/ 8/2009

PM Update: Gray and Damp with Some Showers

By Ian Livingston

More clouds and rain chances on Wednesday

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Bad news if you like sun, it's mostly gone for a while. Good news for us at CWG, we have something to talk about other than clear sky and mild temperatures. Rain has generally been light and scattered across the area today, with an occasionally heavier burst in the southeast. With the cool and moist flow off the ocean, highs are rising mostly to the low-and-mid 70s. It appears the heaviest activity will stay southeast of the area through the rest of the day, leaving us with some occasional showers and drizzle.

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.

Through Tonight: Evening temperatures fall slowly back toward 70 around to sunset. Otherwise, it's cloudy with occasional showers and drizzle continuing through the overnight. Lows should range from near 60 to the mid-60s.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Wednesday brings more clouds and more chances of rain. Most of the rain during the day should be light and scattered, but by evening some heavier activity could begin to target eastern parts of the area as a rain shield attempts to rotate in from a low-pressure system off the coast. Highs should mainly head for the mid-70s.

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Fred formed this morning out in the Eastern Atlantic near the coast of Africa. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane quite soon, but it looks like it will have a pretty hard time making it all the way across to threaten the U.S. coast. We'll keep an eye out just in case. We are also into the first anniversary of the expansive Hurricane Ike which was slamming Cuba as a Category 3 this time last year. Ike eventually went on to hit the Houston area hard and caused coastal flooding across much of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the Houston Chronicle for commentary and photos 1 year later.

By Ian Livingston  | September 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Report from the Virginia Blue Ridge:

Today's lo 59.6F
Today's hi 69.1F
Currently 60.3F

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