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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 10/ 6/2010

PM Update: Cool and gray on borrowed time

By Ian Livingston

Lots of nice weather on the immediate horizon!

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updated at 8:05 p.m.

Today has ended up almost a carbon copy of yesterday, with the main difference being slightly warmer morning temperatures. An upper-level area of low pressure kept skies partly to mostly cloudy as highs generally reached near 60 and into the low 60s this afternoon. Showers were pretty much a no show through afternoon , but we'll stick with a risk through evening.

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Through Tonight: You know the story at this point - another cool night is ahead, with clouds and a risk of a shower or two through evening, then clearing later. Lows should reach the mid-or-upper 40s in the suburbs to the lower 50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Finally, the pesky upper-level low pressure system will be out of here. That means more sun and more warmth. Mostly sunny skies will help temperatures rise to the low 70s most spots, though if you want a range it could be between about 70 and 75. Winds will blow from the west and northwest much of the day and could be gusty during the afternoon.

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Hurricane lecture: The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is hosting a series of ocean discussions called "Changing Tides." Tomorrow (October 7) at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Isaac Ginis from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography will be giving a talk on hurricanes. Titled "Eye on the Storm: Predicting a Hurricane's Path of Destruction," Dr. Ginis's lecture will consider how we observe, model and forecast hurricanes around the world. Learn more.

By Ian Livingston  | October 6, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Centreville VA strong rain showers off & on all evening.
Much rain lately......seems so strange after such sustained heat & parching dryness.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | October 6, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

I find myself standing with the hose turned off wondering why nothing is wilting.

Posted by: eric654 | October 6, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

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