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Rain Will Soak D.C. Region's Commute in Morning, Evening

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    Get the forecast from meteorologist Chuck Bell. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011)

    In Graytember's final week, the rain is not letting up.

    Our region has been caught in a squeeze play, with low pressure in Chicago and high pressure over the Atlantic, leading to precipitation over the D.C. region.

    Downpour in Alexandria

    [DC] Downpour in Alexandria
    Raw video of a downpour Wednesday morning in Alexandria. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011)

    A morning band of storms soaked the early commute, then moved out of the area.

    Fairfax County fire responded to a report of lightning striking a house in the 1700 block of Duffield Lane in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday morning. In Frederick, Md., all city sports fields were closed again due to wet fields and standing water.

    Rising temperatures combined with elevated humidity means we'll receive a second round of rain in the afternoon, but the morning storms may have eliminated the severe weather risk in the afternoon and evening, News4 meteorologist Chuck Bell reported.

    That second bout of rain will likely fall sometime around 4 p.m. and continued through the evening, likely ending by 10 p.m., Bell said.

    Expect scattered showers through the evening, News4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

    When will this rain let up?  Scattered showers and a chance of severe weather will hang around until late Thursday.

    While the week thus far has been hot and humid, by the end of the week, temperatures will drop.  Saturday's lows will be in the 40s, highs in the 60s.

    Historically, the weather pattern for September is all-or-nothing when it comes to rain, Bell said. For 2011, obviously we've been all-in.


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