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Remnants of Erika Soaking Florida

Erika may not technically be a Tropical Storm any more, but its remnants are soaking Florida in very heavy rain. Over four inches of rain has been reported in some areas. Flood Watches remain in effect in many areas. When encountering flooded roads, remember: Turn around, don't drown!
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Washington-Dulles International Airport (KIAD)

Lat: 38.93°NLon: 77.45°WElev: 312ft.

Mostly Cloudy

74°F

23°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 31 Aug 8:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Fairfax VA

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 6 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Fairfax VA
 38.85°N 77.29°W (Elev. 400 ft)
8:33 am EDT Aug 31, 2015
9am EDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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