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PM Update: Another fine day Monday, with some afternoon clouds

The D.C. region received wide-ranging rainfall amounts over the weekend

Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md. (Ron Cohn/ Flickr)
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Any complaints? Didn’t think so. My challenge in such good weather is to keep the forecast short, but I want to wax poetic about all the perfect little things going on at once. We don’t have many days like this! Monday should have a bit less breeze and a few more clouds, especially during the afternoon.

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Through tonight: Skies stay clear, and light north and northwest breezes lessen soon after sunset. Low temperatures fall into the mid-50s to near 60. Do you plan to keep those windows open all night? The temperatures might make that nice, although allergy sufferers could face a tough choice.

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Tomorrow (Monday): Easterly breezes midday may occasionally gust near 15 mph, and you may look up and see the beginnings of a few additional clouds. This fetch of wind is transporting a bit of moisture to us from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. While it doesn’t look like we’ll turn fully overcast, we could have some cloudy moments in the afternoon.

High temperatures should still manage to get to around 80 degrees, with a few mid-80s south of town in the sunniest spots. Overnight, partly cloudy conditions remain as easterly breezes (slowly) slacken. Low temperatures should bottom out in the low to mid-50s.

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Wide-ranging rainfall amounts through early this morning

Sunday’s rainfall was patchy, which we’ll see more often as we get into the warm season. Our primary rainfall source becomes hit-or-miss thunderstorms instead of the larger low-pressure systems with shields of rain that move through our region in the cooler season.

A couple of spots southwest of town reported getting an inch of rain. The map above shows totals for the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gardeners and farmers in some of the “bonus spots,” does this match your experience and rain gauges? Even if some rain amounts were paltry, I think most of us agree it’s good that at least some moisture came through last night.

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