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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/16/2009

PM Update: A Few Showers as Clouds Dominate

By Ian Livingston

Quite cool on Thursday; Better afterwards?

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The cool and moist air that began arriving yesterday continues to become better established today. Still, rain has so far been minimal. We may see a slightly higher risk of a passing shower during the evening into overnight, just don't expect too much or anything really widespread. Otherwise, we stay quite cloudy and cool as highs which reached the mid-to-upper 70s fall back toward the upper 60s around sunset.

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: The oceanic flow should peak overnight into tomorrow, so watch out for a few more hit-or-miss showers and drizzle this evening into overnight as clouds thicken a bit. With the marine air mass in control, temperatures ranges will be fairly small, so lows mostly around 60 to the lower 60s. Winds continue to blow lightly from the northeast.

Tomorrow (Thursday): If you like clouds and cool weather you are still in luck on Thursday. Again, we are not looking at a major rain event during the day. Instead, drizzle and/or light rain in the morning and some isolated to scattered showers later. The best chances for more significant rain should be north and south of the area. Either way, tomorrow looks to be the coolest of this stretch as highs only rise to around 70.

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Choi-Wan: The strongest storm of 2009 is currently spinning out in the Western Pacific Ocean. The equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, Super Typhoon Choi-Wan currently has sustained winds of 160 mph with gusts to 195 mph. The storm is expected to remain near this strength for another 12-24 hours before beginning to weaken. The closest major landmass in its path is Japan, but current indications are that it will miss to the east.

By Ian Livingston  | September 16, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Dominating clouds (indeed)! no sun here in downtown. sigh.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 16, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm home tonight and tomorrow with a bad cold. I blame the weather. ;-) Ugh, I hate using sick days for real illness!

Posted by: --sg | September 16, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, just played a whole game of Kickball in Balt. during what I can only describe as a heavy mist. Really tiny drops, and exceedingly annoying.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 16, 2009 11:10 PM | Report abuse

"The best chances for more significant rain should be north and south of the area."

When you guys say "north and south" could you be a little more specific? Especially south. Prince George's Co? Southern MD? Northern Neck? Richmond? North Carolina?

You get the idea.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | September 16, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

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