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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/18/2010

PM Update: More rain possible into the night

By Ian Livingston

Headed back warm for a few days starting tomorrow

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After an exciting -- or painful -- morning commute, things have quieted down for much of the day. While clouds and a.m. rain have helped keep temperatures stuck in the 70s during the daylight hours, careful observers will note that D.C. managed to top 80 for a high after midnight last night, so that lengthy streak continues. Though it does not appear as if we will see a repeat of this morning across the metro area today, more localized downpours will remain quite possible into the evening.


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: A band of rain to the west has been dwindling in overall coverage, but some intense showers (and maybe a storm) remain embedded within it as it moves into the area. Expect the risk of showers to last through the night, though the threat of heavy rain should wind down heading through evening and overall activity should be more isolated overnight. Lows likely reach the mid-to-upper 60s.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Clouds should be dissipating during the morning and we'll probably end up with a partly sunny and warm afternoon. There could be an isolated shower as well, but many should stay dry. Temperatures respond to the sun by rising to the upper 80s and near 90.

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

Just a few drops here in Spotsy 2day. Rain seemed 2 split 2 the N & S during the night.

Posted by: VaTechBob | August 18, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Heavy rain has returned to the area near Fairfax City.

Posted by: FH59312 | August 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

pouring buckets in Oakton. Lawn tickets to Wolftrap tomorrow should be amusing..

Posted by: SPS1 | August 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

It rained Cats and Dogs in Bethesda. A quick walk to the metro = DRENCHED TO THE BONE
A few pictures here: http://www.bethesdaactually.com


Posted by: SnowLover1 | August 18, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

If this was Bombo's dance night, we'll soon know it.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | August 18, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

MMCarhelp, my next dance isn't until Friday. However, these MUCH-UNNEEDED deluges [both here and in western Wisconsin!] did threaten to delay my flight back from the Twin Cities after I spent a week with family and former classmates in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. In short, it's high time we started drying out and getting some nice weather for a change. Hope to post more about weather in the Upper Midwest later this week.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | August 19, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

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