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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/23/2012

PM Update: Saying goodbye to 80s and hello to rain

Most spots have seen temperatures near 80 or into the low 80s this afternoon, along with fairly high levels of humidity. It’s not feeling too much like March, though perhaps we’re used to that at this point. Thus far, no records have officially been tied or broken, but we’ll let you know if that changes. We’ve got some different weather coming though, and unfortunately that means a fairly wet weekend is ahead. But before that, a pretty brilliant evening for any outdoor plans!

Through Tonight: Clouds increase through the night, but rain may hold off for a good portion of it. The further west one goes, the better the odds are for some showers around midnight. Between then and sunrise, showers should be entering the entire area from west to east.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Waves of showers, some potentially containing periods of moderate to heavy rain, should roll through during the day. We could even hear a few rumbles of thunder, though the best odds of strong to severe storms should stay to our south. Highs mainly near the mid-60s, but they rise potentially as high as 70 if we get any breaks of sun. The risk of off-and-on showers continues into the night with lows in the 50s.

Sunday: We’re still stuck with a “showers likely” forecast, though it should be less rainy than Saturday. As of now, it appears the best shot is during the first half of the day, and by afternoon we might start drying out. Chances of seeing sun are still pretty low though, but maybe we’ll get lucky. Highs should range from the mid-60s to near 70.

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Weekend rain: The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center is forecasting a solid dousing for the area this weekend, with up to and past 1” possible across the region. Currently, they are focusing on areas to the southwest, where totals could approach 2” in the next few days.

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