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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/19/2008

PM Update: Brief Heat Begins Retreat

By Ian Livingston

Mostly sunny and beautiful on Wednesday

Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update.

Today is day 27 of 90 degrees or higher at National Airport this year, the second such day in a row, and probably the last for a while. A wind from the northwest has brought dewpoints down a notch from yesterday, so while it's hot, it's not too humid. This afternoon and evening will be great for outdoor activities as temperatures fall back from highs in the low 90s through the 80s prior to sunset.

Tonight: Following the passage of a cold front, tonight will be cooler and humidity levels will fall some more. Skies will be mostly clear and temperatures should drop to around 60 in the suburbs and into the mid 60s for the District. A wind from the northeast will occasionally blow around 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Words like "amazing" or "wonderful" will likely be used to describe Wednesday as temperatures struggle to rise above the low 80s across the area. Combined with little or no noticeable humidity, a light breeze, and mostly sunny skies it will definitely be a day to consider calling in sick.

We have changed the post title "CommuteCast" to "PM Update" as the forecast information in these posts extends beyond the commute. See Matt's full forecast through the weekend, and also our latest take on Tropical Storm Fay.

By Ian Livingston  | August 19, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

So why was TODAY the day that I had to walk all over town running errands and tomorrow is the day that I have to sit inside at work all day?

Why??

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | August 19, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Re "PM Update":
Still wondering why it took over 6 months for clueless WaPo to reverse its arbitrary and capricious cancellation of a 3-year-old brand.

Posted by: Not a WaPo drone | August 19, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Fay watches have been extended northward to the Savannah River.

CapitalClimate

Posted by: CapitalClimate | August 19, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

It's a poorly run site Mr.Wapo Drone. There are at least two blog links that are dead, one that is misidentified, and the link to the "breaking news" photo solicitation is invalid. I brought it to the attention of the ombudsman and nothing has changed.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Capital Climate is coming off as a little bitter.

Posted by: them apples | August 20, 2008 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps Capital Climate should be an adult and identify himself as Steve Scolnik, a former CWG'er who clearly had a bitter falling out with them over the move to the post.

Frankly, the climate coverage here has been a lot better since his extermely political posts on the issue have disappeared. His irrational rants against anyone questioning any aspect of climate science hurt the eyes of those of us who would like to convince the public that climate change is a real problem that can and should be addressed now. It was like a small time version of Al Gore's shameless self promotions.

Posted by: Southside FFX | August 20, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps Southside FFX would like to prove his credibility on the subject by not hiding behind an anonymizing screen name to throw ad hominem attacks.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | August 20, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

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