Friday, October 6, 2006

Clammy Whammy


Showers and cool. After moderate to heavy rain overnight, precipitation has become more intermittent in the Washington metro area this afternoon. Radar is still showing some pockets of moderate to heavy rain over the Eastern Shore, with heavier amounts south and east of Ocean City.

The official temperature, which peaked at midnight at 57°, has fallen through the day to 52° at mid afternoon. Northeasterly winds have been gusting to near 30 mph at times. The dampness will be slow to move out of the area as this nor'easter uncharacteristically drifts gradually southward under the influence of an upper-level "cut-off" low. chart from NWS data, photo © Kevin Ambrose

Tonight and Tomorrow

Continued clammy. Temperatures will remain in the low 50s overnight with continued showers and drizzle. Precipitation chances will decrease during the day Saturday to near 30% by evening. Overcast skies will persist, although a few breaks in the clouds are possible by late in the day. High temperatures will be mainly in the upper 50s, with some low 60s possible in places that see some sunshine, most likely in the northern portion of the region.

For the outlook through the rest of the weekend, scroll down to Camden's post below.

Tropical Topics

Atlantic tropical activity has perked up slightly with the development of a poorly organized low pressure area about 360 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. This has some potential to become a subtropical storm. A reconnaissance flight is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow to investigate.


A tip of the hat to the aptly-named METroblogging DC, which reviewed as "the first in an ongoing series about the best & brightest of the online resources and writings that exist in or for the DC area." (Note to the Metrobloggers, however: "CapitalWeather" contains no "o".)

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