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By at least one metric, this month is the gloomiest September on record in the capital, and it is taking a subtle but substantial toll.

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At a Glance

Tue.

thunderstorms
-- /80°
Drop 50%

Wed.

rain
70° /85°
Drop 60%

Thu.

rain
60° /70°
Drop 50%

Fri.

rain
61° /76°
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Sat.

partlycloudyday
61° /77°

Sun.

partlycloudyday
59° /75°

The storm hit Category 5 intensity Monday, but is starting to weaken.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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  • 1 hour ago
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The rainfall here is also swamping totals in more tropical areas like Houston and New Orleans.

Another muddy day with warmer temperatures and high humidity. The weekend is aiming to offer much better weather.

  • Matt Rogers
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  • 10 hours ago
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Evening showers and thunderstorms challenge transportation to the game and maybe the first hour, but the game should get played.

  • Matt Rogers
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  • 10 hours ago
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It'll stay damp even when it's not raining.

Rivers in the region are finally cresting and engulfing entire communities.

Trami's 150-mph winds make it the equivalent of a Category 4, but the storm has little holding it back, and the forecast is tricky.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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  • 1 day ago
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This is a full moon that likes to linger low in the sky.

Moisture from Hurricane Florence rotated back into the Atlantic and is taking aim at the East Coast again.

The month is doing more than its fair share to put 2018 in the running for Washington's wettest year on record.

The payoff is that we should start to dry out by next weekend.

The steady light rain is likely to have ended, but some drizzle is likely and perhaps some light showers.

The first few days of autumn are going to be quite wet and cool.

  • Greg Porter
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  • 1 day ago
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Today won’t exactly be the ideal first full day of fall many of us were hoping for, as outdoor plans take a hit.

  • Rick Grow
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  • 2 days ago
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Bring a poncho to this one.

  • Rick Grow
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  • 2 days ago
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Steady rain in the morning may lighten to showers or drizzle during the afternoon, but by then the damage may have already been done.

  • Rick Grow
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  • 2 days ago
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Tomorrow will not be the best day for outdoor activities.

  • Greg Porter
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  • 2 days ago
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If you've got outdoor things to do, today is your day.

There's not much to worry about here.

It should stay mostly dry through Saturday, although clearer skies are limited.

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At a Glance

Tue.

thunderstorms
-- /80°
Drop 50%

Wed.

rain
70° /85°
Drop 60%

Thu.

rain
60° /70°
Drop 50%

Fri.

rain
61° /76°
Drop 20%

Sat.

partlycloudyday
61° /77°

Sun.

partlycloudyday
59° /75°
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

2018 Heat Tracker

44
90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
36
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
43

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