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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 05/18/2010

PM Update: Still dreary but less rainy

By Ian Livingston

Clouds stick around tomorrow, sun returns on Thurs

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Here we are, another springtime day with afternoon temperatures stuck in the 50s. I guess once summer finally kicks in we'll long for days like this. Additional rainfall today has generally been light, with the highest totals over eastern areas that got in on a bit of the coastal system's rain. Tomorrow we begin to climb out of this unsettled period, and by Thursday we should see our friend the sun return.

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Through Tonight: After a cool and damp evening, we stay cloudy and chilled overnight. There will be a risk of a few passing showers or some drizzle, but nothing worth writing home about. Lows settle to the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): This pattern starts to ease tomorrow, but we're still under the influence of an upper-level trough passing through. The slight risk of a shower remains though it probably won't be much and looks to be a late-day issue if it happens. Highs should rise to the mid-and-upper 60s. Clouds probably won't break till near or after sunset -- I'll keep my fingers crossed for earlier!

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More severe weather: Just days after a severe hailstorm hit Oklahoma City in the aftermath of last week's tornado outbreak, the scientists of VORTEX2 will have plenty to chase the next two days. Yet another tornado outbreak is possible starting today and continuing (probably worse) tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  | May 18, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

I miss our friend the sun.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | May 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Interesting site about hurricane forecasting...

Posted by: spgass1 | May 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

If this is all the rain we get, S. Arlington has gotten .68". Spread out over 2 days, this is ok. I remember those December rain events, were we would get 2 inches over a 24 hr period. I don't want that.

Posted by: jojo2008 | May 18, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

spgass1 !! you made me laugh. Thanks for getting me. I really thought I was about to read some interesting articles. ha.
jojo2008 - glad you find this rain rate tolerable. Better than a deluge, indeed!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | May 18, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

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