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PM Update: Heavy rain to taper off tonight; few showers this weekend

* Flash Flood watch through 10 p.m. except western suburbs *

Although Baltimore, counties near the Chesapeake Bay, and parts of Frederick county got socked with heavy rain today, amounts tended to be more moderate elsewhere. Along and east of I-95, areas of heavy rain continue this evening but taper off to the west. By late tonight, everyone dries out. Over the weekend, we can’t totally shake the shower chances, but they’re far less numerous than today.

Through Tonight: Heavy rain is likely this evening along and east of I-95, but tapering off from south to north between 6 and 9 p.m. West of I-95, light to moderate rain tapers from south to north between about 5:30 and 7 p.m. After the rain ends, we may have some breaks in the cloud cover, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.

Weekend forecast: Despite mostly cloudy skies both days, there may be some intervals of sunshine, especially Saturday. There’s a chance of showers both days, but only about a 30% chance Saturday and 40-50% chance Sunday - with the most likely timing being the late afternoon or early evening. Neither day looks like a washout, and outdoor activities will be possible despite the chance of an interruption or two. High temperatures tend to be in the mid-to-upper 70s. Overnight lows are in the low-to-mid 60s.

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Wettest September on record in BWI: Through 6 p.m., Baltimore has received 2.99” of rain according to CWG’s Ian Livingston. That puts its (preliminary) monthly total at 12.56”, the most on record for September. Through 5 p.m., Reagan National had received 0.92” today, putting its monthly total at 8.24” - 5th most on record.

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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