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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 10/18/2010

PM Update: A few shots at some showers

By Ian Livingston

Unsettled into mid-week; Then more nice weather?

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After an awesome weekend, we've started the work week on a slightly less awesome yet still rather pleasant note today. Skies that were mostly clear this morning have become increasingly cloudy as the day wears on, and even a sprinkle or two has passed through the northern part of the area. Temperatures which have risen into the mid-and-upper 60s will only slowly fall back this evening and overnight as clouds keep us somewhat insulated.

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: We'll see mostly cloudy skies through the night with a risk of some light rain, mainly after midnight and mainly over the northern part of the area and to the north. Lows reach the upper 40s to near 50 in the cool spots to probably the mid-50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): The overnight risk of rain should be departing to the north and east during the a.m., but some sprinkles or isolated showers could last 'til about midday. After that it should be mainly dry through before another round of showers threatens -- this time southern portions of the area -- during the evening or overnight. Clouds and some shower risk should keep temperatures from rising much above the lower 60s.

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Super Typhoon Megi: Super Typhoon Megi, the strongest storm on Earth this year, hit Luzon Island in the Philippines this morning as a Category 5 system with sustained winds of 165 mph. At one point, hurricane hunter aircraft measured a central pressure at an amazingly low 890mb, which according to a post by Jeff Masters, ranks Megi as the 16th strongest tropical cyclone in history. Read more at Weather Underground.

By Ian Livingston  | October 18, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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