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Posted at 5:30 PM ET, 07/29/2010

PM Update: Clearing and drying this evening

By Ian Livingston

Pretty nice Fri and Sat; Rain threat after?

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled *
* Record snow not due to global warming | A colorful D.C. sunset *
* Outside now? Radar, lightning, temps & more: Weather Wall *

Temperatures that quickly rose into the low-and-mid 90s have been knocked back by our afternoon showers and storms. The first set of storms are now slowly moving off to the south and east, but not before dropping more than 1" of rain in spots and producing some wind damage across the area. And yes, unfortunately, a few who lost power Sunday have found themselves without power once again. New outages affecting several thousand people and businesses have been reported, including at Friendship Heights Metro Station.

Radar & lightning: Latest D.C. area radar shows movement of precipitation and lightning strikes over past two hours. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Though the severe threat is past, we'll run the risk of an additional shower or storm into early evening as the cold front slips through. After that, skies go mostly clear and humidity levels begin to fall. Lows reach the mid-60s in the suburbs to around 70 downtown.

Tomorrow (Friday): Friday's looking like a winner all around. Plenty of sunshine and temperatures near or maybe even below average during the day combine with lower humidity to create the perfect day to call in sick from work. Look for afternoon highs in the mid-or-upper 80s.

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By Ian Livingston  | July 29, 2010; 5:30 PM ET
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Here comes round two. Ding ding!

Posted by: rwalker66 | July 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Raining buckets for the 2nd time today in NE Baltimore/Pikesville. More wind than before but less lightning.

Posted by: wildwolf45 | July 29, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

^^^ err, NW Baltimore I meant. :/

Posted by: wildwolf45 | July 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Got .55" here in NE DC (Capitol hill). Is that it? I want to take a run later tonight and noticed that when a downpour occurs in the afternoon, it's sort of a rain repellant for the rest of the day.

Posted by: jojo2008 | July 29, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping that's it as I'm getting ready to go out in a little while.

Posted by: marathoner | July 29, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the cold front is into Loudoun and Montgomery counties now, so it should be through DC by 6 or 7. Once it's through the threat is pretty much over for rain I think, though there's a decent chance we're already done.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 29, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Centreville VA Temp has dropped down to 77 degrees. The last of the afternoon's many heavy rain showers ended about 30 minutes ago.
Lots of rain (without crazy winds)from this one....the garden loves it. Perhaps we'll be able to turn off the AC later tonight!?!

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | July 29, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Small but intense cell about to pass through D.C., should be it...

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Super heavy rain in Cleveland Park but bright sun has not disappeared to the west ... gotta be some rainbows out there.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 29, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Quite a downpour at the H Street Corridor.

Posted by: SanDieganLostinDC | July 29, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Once again no rain in NW Spotsy. Still only 1.3" since June 3.

Posted by: VaTechBob | July 29, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

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