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PM Update: Foul weather Friday

Sorry for the grim headline, but there’s no escaping Friday’s miserable forecast. At least, we got in a good one today, with filtered sushine and mid-to-upper 60s this afternoon (update: some spots have touched 70 as of 4 p.m.). We cloud over tonight, with rain developing late that continues throughout tomorrow.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: High clouds continue to increase through this evening, and then clouds lower and thicken towards midnight. Patchy light rain showers may develop after midnight, with a steadier rain overspreading the region by morning. Overnight lows are in the low-to-mid 40s.

Tomorrow (Friday): Low pressure passing through the region brings periods of rain. At the same time, winds from the east at around 10 mph keep it quite raw, with temperatures not rising much...barely exceeding 50. Rainfall potential is around 0.5-0.75”.

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Weak tornado confirmed from Tuesday morning’s squall line: The National Weather Service reports an EF-0 tornado (the weakest classification) occurred in northern Waldorf (Charles county) around 4:48 a.m. Tuesday morning. Peak winds were only around 65 mph, and and the 50-yard wide twister touched the ground for just a minute, covering 0.1 miles. Damage was limited to one downed tree on a house roof, damage to a fence, and many small windblown outdoor objects.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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