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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 05/24/2010

PM Update: Clouds linger a little longer

By Ian Livingston

Sunshine and warmer temperatures on the way back

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Here we are again, waiting on a slow-moving system to fully depart. On a happy (for fans of warm weather) note, temperatures are on the rise and are now reaching highs in the mid-70s most spots. Add in a few breaks in the clouds and the light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter. Conditions continue to trend better tomorrow, then we should see more in the way of sunshine and warm temperatures for most of the rest of the work week.

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Through Tonight: Mostly cloudy and somewhat muggy conditions last through the evening into the night as temperatures settle back into the 60s. I can't rule out an isolated shower through evening, but I also don't expect much. Light winds combined with temperatures falling near the dew point will allow some areas of fog to form by morning. Overnight readings slowly fall to the low-and-mid 60s for lows.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): There should still be a fair amount of cloudiness around in the morning along with some patchy fog, but we'll likely trend toward partly cloudy as the day progresses. Temperatures respond to the extra sun by warming a bit more, mainly into the upper 70s to around 80. Humidity sticks around and doesn't look to go anywhere right away.

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Hurricane season: While we wait for NOAA's hurricane outlook, scheduled for release on Thursday, the drum beat for an intense season continues to grow louder. AccuWeather's Joe Bastardi recently stated that his "biggest fear is that it goes beyond the nasty season I have forecasted since February. 2010 may be remembered as the hurricane season from Hades." Before the season even gets underway, a hybrid storm system is developing off the southeast coast. While this storm looks like it won't become purely tropical and shouldn't hit land, it may be an early sign of an active season ahead.

By Ian Livingston  | May 24, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Wow, NWS is all over the place with their extended forecasts. This morning, Wednesday thru Friday were warm and sunny, and the weekend was unsettled. Now, they're saying a back door front will spread showers and possible severe storms thru the area Thursday and Friday and clear out for the weekend.

Sounds like anything is possible at this point in the game.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | May 24, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

well, here are my weather requirements for the next week:

outdoor happy hour scheduled for friday afternoon/evening - so i'd like to keep that window clear of trouble.

then, on sunday we're taking a bunch of kids camping overnight at wash. monument st. park in maryland, followed by a long hike on monday - so a rain-free sunday/monday are also required...

as far as the rest of the week, i'm flexible....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 24, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

ThinkSpring - I tell ya. The atmosphere is not in a pattern right now that is highly predictable with much confidence. I completely understand your frustration!

walter-in-fallschurch - Thank you for placing your order ;-) I will hope for the best!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | May 24, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Looks like there is a shot of some showers/storms late week but it also looks warm (80s) right now.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | May 24, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

When doesn't Bastardi predict a "nasty hurricane season?"

Posted by: bdeco | May 24, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

IMO, the chances of rain/showers through the Memorial Day weekend have ratcheted upwards a bit...we are now near a low or frontal boundary just about every day from Thursday through Monday...the best day now looks like Thursday but we still have that Atlantic low just off Delmarva.

This is probably what ThinkSpring is seeing...

Posted by: Bombo47jea | May 24, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

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