PM Update: Heat Today, Gone Tomorrow
September-like conditions return Tuesday
Under variable clouds today, temperatures have risen into the upper 80s and low 90s across the area. This is day 28 of 90 degrees or higher at National Airport, very near our June-August average. For the rest of the afternoon, skies will stay partly to mostly cloudy and there is a slight risk of isolated showers or thunderstorms, though most places will stay dry.
Tonight: Behind the cold front, temperatures will drop to around 60 in the suburbs and into the mid 60s in D.C. Dew points will also come tumbling down on a northerly breeze, so any humidity from today will be a memory by later tonight.
Tomorrow: Tuesday's weather conditions will present another autumn preview, and it will be the first of a few such days. Even under mostly sunny skies, temperatures may only rise into the upper 70s for the northern and western suburbs and to the low 80s elsewhere. A breeze from the northeast will occasionally blow up to 15 mph.
Tropics: A tropical wave in the central Caribbean was classified a tropical depression this morning and has quickly become Tropical Storm Gustav this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are currently 60 mph and strengthening to a hurricane is likely in the short term. Gustav will need to be monitored as the storm moves closer to the U.S. this week.
See Jason's full forecast through the weekend.
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