d.c.-area forecast: hot and humid this afternoon, storms possible into the evening

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the department of commerce on friday. (john sonderman via flickr)10:30 a.m. update: these morning showers have been frustrating, but their time in the spotlight is almost done. while some raindrops are still falling over northern suburbs, sunshine is taking over the area from the southwest. it may be hard to keep full sun for long given all the cloud remnants from storms to our west and north, but it was about 80 at 10 a.m. in the city, so it’s hard to rule out still making a run to 90 this afternoon.(college of dupage)additionally, we will need to watch for more storm development later. i was initially somewhat skeptical because there is background high pressure in control. but as this morning shows, all it takes is a little wind shift or an old remnant storm to plow into this air mass and cause some trouble. the storm prediction center has a marginal risk up, which is the lowest on a 1-to-5 scale. if anything does form in the environment expected for late day, it could pose severe weather hazards.8:45 a.m. update: it’s a sticky morning out there, and somewhat unexpected clouds, showers and storms are in the region. while this activity is falling apart on approach, a couple p......

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