Friday, May 26, 2006

Showers Dampen Holiday Getaway

Very light showers moving through the Washington DC metro area this morning have raised humidities to summer levels. The persistent clouds, on the other hand, have suppressed temperatures somewhat, although by mid afternoon Dulles was 80° and Manassas was 82°. The clouds may also have the effect of suppressing the development of showers in the less-sunny areas.

Radar at mid afternoon showed an area of scattered showers extending from near Hagerstown southward to just northwest of Charlottesville with the heaviest activity in the southern portion of that area. These were all moving eastward, and showers or thunderstorms should become more numerous in the metro area late this afternoon and this evening. In the next hour or two, I-95 south of the Beltway is the most likely target.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Showers and possibly some strong thunderstorms are likely through this evening. Lows overnight will be in the low to mid 60s. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with highs around 81 and somewhat lower humidity. For the rest of the holiday weekend, scroll down to Camden's post below.

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