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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 06/11/2010

PM Update: Summerlike through the weekend

By Ian Livingston

Some shower and storm risk both days

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If you throw out Wednesday, this was a pretty great week of June weather. Today is no exception as highs rise into the mid-80s under partly-to-mostly sunny skies and continued low humidity. Soak up this last bit of this less-sweat weather, because tomorrow should feel a good bit different outside as we get another solid taste of summertime conditions to come.

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Through Tonight: South winds have returned and an increase in moisture is not far behind. Temperatures will dip into the upper 70s around sunset before slowly dropping to lows in the mid-60s in the cooler spots to near 70 in the warm ones. The air should feel a bit sticky by the time the sun rises.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Mostly sunny through the morning with increasing clouds possible during the afternoon. As the temperatures rises, so will the humidity. Look for highs in the upper 80s and near 90 with dew points climbing toward 70 (ick). By late afternoon or early evening we may need to watch for thunderstorms arriving from the west or northwest, and the risk may last into the night.

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Arkansas flooding: At least 16 people have been killed in southwestern Arkansas and dozens are missing following flash flooding that impacted campgrounds in the state. More than 7 inches of rain fell overnight in parts of the region, with as much as 3 inches in one hour near the campsites. The closest river gauge to the area shows incredible rises on the Cado River over a short period of time. Parts of this system are expected to round a ridge of high pressure to our south, causing a risk of storms on the East Coast late tomorrow and into Sunday.

By Ian Livingston  | June 11, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Are we expecting HEAVY rains from the Arkansas system??

Posted by: wzitlau | June 11, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Someone in the mid-Atlantic could see a decent burst of rains, though likely to a much lesser degree. The new NAM shows the potential for a few inches over a short period of time to our northeast tomorrow night.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope that the dreaded Bermuda high shifts slightly south, allowing that system to travel along the ridge and give DC some decent rains!

Philadelphia (where I went to graduate school) hardly needs the additional moisture. In fact, PHL has had 20.89" so far this year (compared to National's paltry 12.26"), with significant precipitation in February and March. They are fully 3" above-normal compared to DCA's 5" below-normal.

Send those significant rains our way tomorrow night!

Posted by: TominMichiganParkDC | June 11, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Evidently TominMichiganPark has forgotten about our snowpack in February, which is providing the cushion against drought that we're getting this year. The only reason we seem to be a bit dry relates to underperformance by some of the rain systems which keep moving through here, particularly on the days I have to run errands. If anyone recollects, the snow melted slowly and much of the water went into the ground.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 11, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Everyone please see the latest information. We are not in a drought:

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Indeed, we are not in a drought, but my little corner of the world sure could use the rain. If the weather isn't conducive to sailing, it might as well rain...

Posted by: --sg | June 11, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

We're not in a drought, but if the last few months are any indicator...

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 12, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

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