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Posted at 9:20 PM ET, 06/ 4/2010

PM Update: Some cooling showers and storms?

By Ian Livingston

Hot & humid weekend with t'storm threat

* Monday at the Vietnam Memorial | New York's hurricane scenario *
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Another sticky day in a rather hot week has come to an end, with not much relief in the immediate future besides the potential for showers and thunderstorms to cool the air at times through the weekend. Meanwhile, highs near 90 mixed with a summer-like haze just enough to make one wonder if it's still early June, or if we're deep into summer.

Through Tonight: A few showers are possible through evening. It'll be another muggy night with overnight lows near 70 in the suburbs to the low-and-mid 70s downtown.

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Muggy and hot again tomorrow as morning sun gives way to afternoon clouds and a renewed storm threat. Before any storms, highs should rise to near 90 or into the low 90s -- again!

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Lightning vs tree: Recently, CWG's Kevin Ambrose posted imagery and an analysis of the width of a lightning bolt as per a scar left behind on a tree. CWG visitor Merissa Kreidler was able to document another incident that occurred in the last few weeks. This time, the aftermath of lightning striking a poplar tree in late May: Watch the video.

By Ian Livingston  | June 4, 2010; 9:20 PM ET
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND... SOUTHWESTERN FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND... NORTH CENTRAL LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA... CENTRAL BERKELEY COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 334 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MARTINSBURG... AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SHEPHERDSTOWN... BRUNSWICK... BRADDOCK HEIGHTS... POINT OF ROCKS...

Posted by: rmm999 | June 4, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Steady rain just turned heavy here SW of Front Royal. Lots of thunder, the type that sounds like clumsy piano movers upstairs.

Posted by: eric654 | June 4, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Had a really nice crack and flash together and the weather station went from:
>D,06/02,21:45:09, 68,100,29.16,225, 0, 0, 0.27, 6.57, 68,!017
to:
>E,06/02,21:50:49,NO DATA RECEIVED,!211
on the serial port. The rain died down for a few minutes but picked up again. I am left with the plastic rain gauge outside (not affected by lightning) and the windchime (ditto, only chimes above 10-15 mph)

Posted by: eric654 | June 4, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Rain is heavy again (comes in waves) plus wind chimes. Less thunder though and farther away.

Posted by: eric654 | June 4, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Looks like an inch of much ____ rain (leave off the n-word) in about an hour in the plastic gauge with some leftover light-moderate rain. I reset the radio/receiver inside and got:
>E,01/01,00:00:30,NO DATA RECEIVED,!187
so I think the outdoor unit is toast. Had it since late 2006.

Posted by: eric654 | June 4, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Centreville VA Thunder rumbles coming from the west.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | June 4, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Centreville VA ...and now it is raining.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | June 4, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Radar suggests something is coming, but if Firedragon47 heard thunder in Centreville an hour ago, any storms coming my way would have been here by now.

@eric654: Sorry to hear about your wx station!

Posted by: --sg | June 4, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Well, hell, thought we were gonna get hammered .. it just slipped off to the north ...

Posted by: weathergrrl | June 4, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm right under that yellow blob in central Loudoun, but there's nothing much going on outside -- a little light rain.

Posted by: natsncats | June 4, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

nice...i love it. no crazy weather closing the pool... i'd be extremely disappointed were i promised snow and nothing happened...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | June 4, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

@walter -- lol!

You can have your pool weather though -- I'm already looking forward to autumn. Tired already of the hair-frizzing humidity. I know, I know...it's only early June! It's gonna be a long summer.

Posted by: natsncats | June 4, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

For all you who are b**ching about the heat amd humidity.........yes, it's annoying to have to live with all the outdoor sweat, which is typical for D.C. summers, starting in late May (we got spoiled by last year's mild summer. But, but just stop a minute and think back to early February of this year, with 1 and 2-foot blizzards happening like clockwork every few days, many of us living with the very REAL possiblity of long, major power failures in the cold, and of roof collapses. Frends, THAT was something to b**ch about. In comparison, the sauna-bath weather we have now, even with the almost daily strong thunderstorms, is nothing.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | June 4, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

@MMCarHelp -- believe me, I was kvetching about the blizzards and their aftereffects too...I got stuck at work for three days during one of the storms. Wasn't pretty.

Posted by: natsncats | June 5, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

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