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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 07/ 9/2009

PM Update: Still Quite Pleasant for July

By Ian Livingston

Yet again, more nice weather on Friday

* El Nino & Hurricanes | Local Farms Adjust to Weather Challenges *

Summer weather can often be a "broken record" in these parts. Fortunately this year it's not a hot and muggy string of songs thus far. Some increase in clouds this afternoon has not sullied the day as highs top out in the low 80s most spots, still below normal, and still free of big-time humidity. Clouds may spit out a shower or two through evening, especially south and west of the area, but most spots should stay dry.

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Through Tonight: Outside a very lonely shower, afternoon and evening cloudiness should break overnight leaving us partly to mostly clear by morning. Temperatures fall from the mid-70s near sunset to between 60 and 65 for lows.

Tomorrow (Friday): We should warm up just a bit to end the work week, but otherwise it's status-quo weather. Look for at least partly sunny skies during the day with afternoon highs reaching the low 80s.

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Arctic Sea Ice: A new NASA satellite survey shows that Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between winter 2004 and winter 2008. The joint analytical effort between NASA and the University of Washington represents the most comprehensive survey to date using ICESat. Measurements show that overall sea ice thinned on average 7 inches per year and a total of 2.2 feet over the period. Comparison images can be found on NASA.gov.

By Ian Livingston  | July 9, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

This cool and non-humid weather is awful.

Posted by: bastings | July 9, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I have to say I've been enjoying the cool and non-humid weather.

However, one possible downside is I haven't enjoyed any swimming holes yet this year.

Posted by: spgass1 | July 9, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

This cool weather is wonderful. It occurs half of the time over decades.

If it was very hot, legions would be foolishly attributing it to global warming!

A high temp. of 67 today, 20 degrees below normal.

Posted by: AugustaJim | July 9, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

DanceCast:

Tomorrow night at the Elks Lodge: OK. No weather issues.

My problem involves Saturday night @ Glen Echo. I need to be outside catching a bus/Metro from my place to Dunn Loring between 6 PM and 7:30 PM and am mighty unhappy about that lightning forecast for Saturday evening. Wish there's a way to KNOCK those thunderstorms OUT of the Sat. PM forecast! Maybe chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo might work.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | July 9, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

What's the verdict for the Billy Joel and Elton John Concert on Sat Night?!!!!!

Posted by: CALSGR8 | July 10, 2009 3:56 AM | Report abuse

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