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Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 11/16/2010

PM Update: Rain to relent late tonight

By Jason Samenow

Becoming sunny, windy tomorrow

(originally posted at 3:30 p.m., updated at 10:45 p.m.)

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A moisture-laden southern storm has kept the rain coming since last night. The start of the rain coincided with the Eagles taking a 28-0 lead over the Redskins during the first quarter of last night's game debacle. Rainfall amounts have generally been between one-third and two-thirds of an inch, with some higher amounts to the west and southwest (and lesser amounts east). Rain will continue through the evening commute so allow some extra time.

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: Rain continues through at least 5-7 p.m, and it may be heavy at times, especially in the western suburbs. Some isolated thunder may accompany the rain. After 7 p.m. or so, the rain decreases in coverage and intensity, becoming more showery. By midnight to 3 a.m., the rain should start tapering off. Lows range from 50-55 with a gusty breeze from the south at around 15 mph.

10:45 p.m. UPDATE: Widely scattered showers and thundershowers moving through parts of the region through 2 a.m. may produce some strong wind gusts, in excess of 35 mph. The highest risk of strong winds is west and southwest of the District.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Clouds gradually decrease during the morning, but winds pick-up behind today's storm. Winds from the west blow at around 15-25 mph with some gusts up to 30-40 mph. Despite the wind, temps are rather mild, climbing into the low-to-mid 60s.

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By Jason Samenow  | November 16, 2010; 10:45 PM ET
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Rats, just as the leaves reach their peak in D.C. the rain comes and is washing the foliage all away. For sending this rain turkey our way Mother nature owes us a white Turkey Day (or a White Friday, whatever...).

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 16, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

So much for all our nice boring November weather.
We've gotten a LOT of rain in Manassas today.
The dark & wet evening commute will be so much fun.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | November 16, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I like how active you two are, as commenters. Thanks! Jerry, the leaves + rain is very regrettable indeed. Not very confident you will get any white on Thanksgiving tho :) -- Fire, good luck on your commute home. eesh. be careful!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 16, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Ive heard the same from AccuWX about the fri-sat after thxgiving. Seems pretty likely there could be snow those days and the temps to make it happen...? What say the gang?

I would love for the snow to hold off..... Until march!

Posted by: KRUZ | November 16, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

60 degrees at nine o'clock at night in the middle of November. Bah!

Posted by: HenryFPotter | November 16, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse


Skeptical about snow chances after Thanksgiving but not dismissive. It's just too early and AccuWeather is prematurely playing it up. We'll have more on this tomorrow.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 16, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

The Thanksgiving or White Friday snow thing looks like another Acuweather mirage. I sometimes wonder if they concoct these things up to build traffic. I trust my pet woolly caterpiller's soothsaying more than I do a long-range Acuweather forecast.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 16, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Ooops! Caterpillar, not caterpiller.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 16, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse


Thx for the fast response!

Im really looking forward to what you guys have to say about possible thanksgiving week snow. Im not looking forward to it at all. Id rather spend those days with my family rather than out salting and plowing during the holiday week/end, being that its a part of my job :(

Posted by: KRUZ | November 16, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm for waiting for the snow to hold off until December 5th. :) November for snow is way too early.

Posted by: MKoehl | November 16, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Wind advisories for areas W of D.C.; tornado watch for areas SW.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | November 16, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning out here in Fauquier for the past 30 minutes. Radar looking pretty fierce!

Posted by: weathergrrl | November 16, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Thunder and lightning for the past half hour out here in Fauquier Co. Looks like more to come!

Posted by: weathergrrl | November 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Oops, my bad. Sorry for the double post.

Posted by: weathergrrl | November 17, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Hi all -- it's been awhile. Watching the lightning from my vantage point and hoping the power doesn't go out like it did all summer. Looking at the forecast this morning (and this evening prior to the 10:45 update), I think we could call it a bust, particularly with respect to temps (it's 64 at DCA right now). Looking at the radar, can't call this an "isolated" storm in scope either.

Jamie Y (Potomac) aka Weather Checker

Posted by: JamieYPotomac | November 17, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Severe T-Storm warnings issued.

Hopefully this rain will blow the leaves out of my yard and into someone else's.

Posted by: stuckman | November 17, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

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