PM Update: Periods of heavy rain into Saturday
Flood risk increases by late tomorrow
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Steady showers moved out of the area this morning, leaving scattered activity and drizzle behind as highs were kept to the low-to-mid 50s. Most spots have seen around .5-1" of rain since last night. The brunt of this storm arrives tonight. The good news is the latest data suggests the heaviest and steadiest rain may let up by midday tomorrow, and that storm totals through the weekend could be closer to the low end of the expected 2-4" rather than the high end.
Through Tonight: Scattered showers early give way to steadier and heavier rain as the night progresses. In the hours around midnight, some intense activity should move into the area. Most spots should pick up another .5-1"+ overnight. Lows mainly in the upper 40s to around 50. Winds increase through the night and should gust toward or past 35 mph by morning.
Tomorrow (Saturday): More rain, heavy at times, lasts into Saturday morning. By late morning or early afternoon, the rain should diminish into scattered showers. But the risk of flooding increases later tomorrow into Sunday as rivers rise. Highs tomorrow should range from the low-to-mid 50s. Winds will be strongest in the morning and should weaken a bit in the afternoon. A chance of scattered showers continues tomorrow night with lows in the upper 40s.
Capital Weather Gang
| March 12, 2010; 10:50 PM ET
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