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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/ 8/2008

CommuteCast: A September Preview; Shower?

By Ian Livingston

More delightful conditions on Saturday

Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the National Weather Service. Click on image to expand, or here to zoom. Refresh page to update. What's UTC?

High temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s -- a few degrees below average -- combined with low levels of humidity and lots of sunshine have undoubtedly tempted many to start the weekend early this afternoon. Such conditions are more typical for the beginning of September -- a welcome treat for this time of year. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are approaching from the north. Many may fizzle out, while a few may drift through prior to sunset.

Tonight: After a risk of a passing shower or thunderstorm before sunset (only a 20% chance), a pleasant evening will lead to a cool night. Lows should bottom out about 5 to 10 degrees below normal, hitting the mid-to-upper 50s in the suburbs and low-to-mid 60s in the city. Winds will also be occasionally gusty from the northwest, so late-night revelers may need a sweater or light jacket. Can autumn be that far off?

Tomorrow: Saturday may end up being a top 10 day for the summer around here. Northwest winds will keep humidity way down and highs will reach into the low and mid 80s as sunshine dominates. Get out and enjoy!

See Camden's full forecast through early next week. Also, check out SkinsCast for the preseason home opener and our forecast for the Virgin Mobile Festival.

By Ian Livingston  | August 8, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Of course the promising looking showers coming out of Pennsylvania have dried up. Twenty days without rain in NW Montgomery.

Posted by: JT | August 8, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

One small shower is moving through upper NW DC now, with some pretty gusty winds.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | August 8, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

77 and delightful right now in Silver Spring.

Posted by: Murre | August 8, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

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