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Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 06/19/2010

Update: Scattered storms possible overnight

By Jason Samenow

Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past three hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

A line of scattered thunderstorms is likely to pass through the region between 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. overnight. These storms are associated with a weak front approaching the area. The storms may produce some gusty winds, brief downpours, thunder and lightning. As this line of storms is broken, not everyone will be impacted. On the plus side, we'll take any rain we can get and slightly less humid air arrives behind the front for Sunday. Refer to our full forecast for the outlook into early next week.

By Jason Samenow  | June 19, 2010; 11:15 PM ET
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Centreville VA Very faraway thunder to the west.
So, why is this happening? There wasn't a darned word of rain in the immediate forecast.
Not a complaint!

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | June 19, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse


There's some humidity and an approaching weak front - so not shocking to see some storms. Probably should've included a small chance in forecast earlier. However, models didn't simulate much happening and/or had any storms dissipating before they got here. These storms are weakening, but may hold together enough to give parts of our region a little action.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | June 20, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Jason....looks like it's falling apart as I watch it come in :-(

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | June 20, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Hi Jason:

Thanks for the prompt reply on the air quality issue I asked about earlier.

It appears that not only is this year hotter and more uncomfortable than last, the air quality is worse as well.

Take a look here:

That's a link to the Wash Metro Council of Governments, and you can compare the warning days from June last year (appears to be 2) through Friday (appears to be 5, with more forecasted this week).

Anyway, it sure looks like we are in for a hot, sticky, and unhealthy air summer.

And sadly this is the year that Montgomery County Council chose to sock residents with enormous electricity tax increases.

Expensive for anyone who desire cleaner air from electronic filters, or the less humid air conditioning, and pay the bills.




Posted by: ubimea | June 20, 2010 2:23 AM | Report abuse


Useful info. Thanks for the post.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | June 20, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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