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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 11/12/2009

PM Update: Our raw and rainy story goes on

By Ian Livingston

Storm continues to plague region through Friday

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The story of the week remains the slow-moving storm system dumping significant rains and causing coastal and urban flooding concerns. If the rain was not enough, highs mainly in the mid-to-upper 40s coupled with winds gusting over 30 mph have made the day feel quite raw and wintry. The rain shield that temporarily shrank back toward the south and east today is expected to come back west and north, setting the stage for another wet night.

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past three 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: Rain that shifted back to the south and east today should swing back north across much or all of the area overnight. The highest totals will remain near and east of I-95, with generally lower totals in the north and west suburbs. Lows mainly fall to the mid 40s.

Tomorrow (Friday): More rain and chilly northeast winds gusting over 30 mph greet the end of the work week. Rain will likely continue through the day, though it may be lighter in some places and heavier in others. Temperatures should be a little milder on Friday, with highs rising to 50 or just above most spots.

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Snow is seen this morning from the Dolly Sods Web cam located near the WV/VA border.

Snow: Though this storm has been pumped full of tropical moisture, there has been enough cold air around to produce some accumulating snow in the mountains to the west of the region. Winter weather advisories were up last night for the highest elevations and locations such as Canaan Heights and Snowshoe, WV. measured accumulations of just over 1" and about 4" respectively.

By Ian Livingston  | November 12, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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what a dark & rainy day...

Posted by: madisondc | November 12, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I just love this beautfil weather. My only wish is for harder winde and rain here in Chevy Chase.

How wonderful to see Mother Nature's raw power. Here display of glory.

I Haven't seen a series of good Noresater's like this fall since the late 1970's around here. Good to see them make a much needed comeback.

What a relief from the oppression of high Pepco bills for air conditioning and Pepco's outrougous charges, reviewed only by the blind eye of a feckless Maryland Public Service Commission, which provides no public beneifit or service whatsover.
And gas heating is minimal at this time.

A strong blocking high to north, a deep low off of NC, wowee! here is hoping for a full repeat of this pattern in January.


Posted by: ubimea | November 12, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

1.70 inches thus far for this rain event in S. Arlington for me. Whatdya think one more inch...two?

The shower demarcation lines seems to run from baltimore to roanoke. At least in the radar above. Are you guys in Frederick and the i270 getting anything?

Posted by: jojo2008 | November 12, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

In the Blue Ridge Mtns of Virginia, the rain total so far is 1 11/16". After a morning low temp of 35.8, we are now up to 40.8F.

Posted by: spgass1 | November 12, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield has picked up 1.88" since the rain began (as of 9:00pm ET).

Posted by: bikerjohn | November 12, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Reporting thunder here in Rockville at 11:35 p.m.
Saw a few flashes of faint lightning at Dulles around 9 p.m.

Posted by: Havoc737 | November 12, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

3" in NW Spotsy.

Posted by: VaTechBob | November 13, 2009 12:22 AM | Report abuse

I woke up a few minutes ago and am hearing the rain returning in Silver Spring, after about/at least 10 hours without it.

Posted by: Murre | November 13, 2009 3:38 AM | Report abuse

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