PM Update: Hot August Ends With Cool Day
September arrives in beautiful fashion
Meteorological summer is coming to a close, and even if you follow the calendar that says summer still has a few weeks to go, today's conditions sure made it feel that fall is not too far behind. Morning clouds gave way to increased afternoon sunshine and pleasant temperatures rising only to the low-and-mid 70s. Some fair-weather cumulus clouds will continue to diminish as we head toward sunset with the loss of what daytime heating we saw today.
Through Tonight: Expect a cool and refreshing end to an August full of heat. We'll be mostly clear throughout the night, with maybe some lingering clouds southeast, as sunset temperatures near the upper 60s fall to lows ranging from the lower 50s in the cooler suburbs to around 60 downtown. If National Airport falls below 60, it will be the first time since the start of meteorological summer on June 1 (when it hit 55).
Tomorrow (Tuesday): September (and meteorological fall) arrives beautifully on Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies should allow cool morning temperatures to rise to highs into the upper 70s across much of the area. Winds will be light from the north or northeast.
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Tropics: Both the Atlantic and Pacific remain active. Of most immediate concern for land is Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific. A rare hurricane hunter flight to the area today has found that Jimena is on the cusp of category 5, with sustained winds now at 150 mph. Jimena is expected to weaken but remain a major hurricane prior to impacting Baja California. In the Atlantic, Invest 94L is trying to become better organized as it heads toward (and probably north) of the Caribbean islands. Additional strengthening over the next few days should be slow as conditions may not be the most favorable for development. This system will need to be monitored for possible impacts on the U.S. early next week.
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