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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/25/2009

PM Update: Warm Today, Hot Tomorrow

By Ian Livingston

Mostly sunny Wed. with above-average temperatures

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A few extra clouds floating by overhead today have helped hold temperatures down a smidge, but most places are still rising to highs in the upper 80s, which is above average for this time of year. A wind shifting from northerly to easterly will help bring humidity levels up a little, but not to muggy levels seen as recently as Saturday. Overall, high pressure remains in control and will provide another great evening for any outdoor activities.

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Through Tonight: Another fine evening is in store as temperatures fall to around 80 near sunset. Dew points are ticking back up a bit, so tonight will be a little warmer than last. Look for lows to range from the mid-60s to low 70s. A spot or two of fog is possible late night.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): We turn up the heat again for tomorrow, with temperatures rising well above normal under mostly sunny skies. Highs should top out in the low 90s most spots, perhaps even a few places nearing the mid-90s.

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Tropics: We continue to keep a watchful eye on a disturbance north of the Caribbean islands that's headed west. It's increasingly likely this system will become a tropical depression in the next 24 hours or so, and possibly a named storm (Danny) thereafter. Until it becomes better established, track and intensity is basically a guessing game, but the pattern continues to appear favorable for at least a threat to the East Coast. A hurricane hunter plane is scheduled to investigate the area this afternoon. Keep up with the tropics using our Hurricane Tracking Center.

By Ian Livingston  | August 25, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Thanks for the info on the storm in the Caribbean. I'll be looking for you guys to keep me informed as to whether I need to worry about storm prep for the weekend or not! LOL. (It's the native Floridian in me...I can't help it!)

Kim in Manassas

Posted by: ksrgatorfn1 | August 25, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Tomorrow is Wednesday!

Posted by: MCArlington | August 25, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

This would be a pretty interesting situation for this area:

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/data/model_forecast/colour_images/00_054_G1_north@america@zoomout_I_4PAN_CLASSIC@012_108.jpg

Only time can tell....

Posted by: Yellowboy | August 25, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

@MCArlington

Thanks for catching the typo. Now fixed.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | August 25, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Saturday is beginning to look like a very nasty day with strong winds & heavy rain.

Signs of approaching winter: Murmansk and Oymyakon are due for single-digit Celsius high temperatures [45-50 Fahrenheit]. That's about normal for late November or early December around here.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | August 25, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Actually Oymyakon is currently reporting 30 degrees and snow [per AccuWeather]...and we still have a week to go until September!...Thursday's forecast for Verkhoyansk is light snow and 32-37 degrees.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | August 25, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Recon found fairly strong winds but no low level center with their trip out this evening. It could be a situation where we jump straight to a tropical storm if/when it forms. The whole thing is still rather messy though.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 25, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

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