*Gale Warning until 6 a.m. Friday for tidal Potomac, Chesapeake Bay*
Tonight and Tomorrow: A gentle area of rain has broken up a bit this evening. Precipitation will likely be light and intermittent through most of the night. But a heavier batch of rain may move in toward dawn just in time for the morning commute, making for a frustrating start to Friday. Winds have not been as gentle as the rain, but haven't been horrible either -- reaching sustained speeds of around 15-20 mph and gusting up to around 30 mph. Gusts have been closer to 40 mph on the Eastern Shore.
Winds should decrease a bit after midnight, but will still be gusty at times, before settling down to around 10 mph for tomorrow with some gusts to around 25 mph. And after a potentially rainy morning rush, showers should be light and intermittent through the rest of the day with highs in the mid 60s.
Tropics: Earlier this evening, the storm system in the Atlantic about 645 miles south-southwest of Bermuda -- not the storm centered along the Carolina coast that's producing our current rains and wind -- became a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph. Kyle is forecast by the National Hurricane Center to move due north over the next several days, staying well off the mid-Atlantic coast, possibly bringing some strong winds to Maine and making landfall in Nova Scotia as a tropical storm late in the weekend.
See Josh's forecast for Friday night into early next week.