Rain Moves Out, Nice Weather Moves In

By Jim Iovino
|  Friday, Oct 1, 2010  |  Updated 10:08 AM EDT
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Chopper4 heads to St. Mary's County to see the extent of the flooding.

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Virginia Tries to Dry Out

This morning you can begin to dry off after getting slammed by rain, wind and flooding. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports from Fairfax County.
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The rain has ended, and it's time to dry out.

Or at least try to dry out.

Hey, after 13 inches of rain in parts of the region, it may take a while.

The remnants from Tropical Storm Nicole have moved out of the area, and only some blustery conditions remain. Combine that with a saturated ground and there is a chance for power outages as trees fall in the 25-30 mph wind.

No more rain is expected, however, and that's a good thing.

Here are some of the totals from the storm that blew through.

Thursday was the rainiest day in the District in more than four years. About 5.05 inches of rain was recorded at Reagan National Airport from Wednesday through early Friday morning. That made it the fifth-heaviest rain event in the past five years in D.C.

The ones that topped it:

  • May 25-26, 2006: 9.41 inches
  • May 8-12, 2008: 7.71 inches
  • Oct. 7-8, 2005: 7.3 inches
  • Oct. 24-27, 2007: 6.98 inches

What can we expect from the weather this weekend? It will be cooler and dryer. In other words: It will be nice! So ring out your socks, grab a tasty beverage and relax. Or mop out the basement.

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