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Posted at 9:45 AM ET, 09/ 1/2009

Forecast: Complaint-Free Weather Week!

By Matt Rogers

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Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. 76-80. Tonight: Mostly clear and crisp. 51-59. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 78-82. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


We have plenty to complain about nowadays with traffic-restricting construction projects, back-to-school travel woes, and economic worries. The good news is that weather is not on that list this week. Who can complain about below normal humidity and temperatures in the waning days of summer? Cool Canadian high pressure is responsible for our super-comfortable conditions, and while temperatures will slowly rise, we are not expecting complaint-worthy heat this week. Find something else to complain about!

Today (Tuesday): A very crisp morning (for summer standards) will give way to another super-comfortable day. The high temperatures today should range from the upper 70s to the lower 80s. Light breezes will come from the north and northeast. Confidence: High

Tonight: Partly cloudy, slightly warmer than last night, but still very comfortable with lows mostly in the mid-to-upper 50s with some lower 50s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

A swallowtail butterfly with beautiful summer weather at Capon Springs, W.V., on Sunday. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Mostly sunny skies will continue tomorrow with highs again ranging from the upper 70s to low 80s. Comfortably low humidity will also persist. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: More nice keep-the-windows-open weather will prevail overnight with lows ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s. Look for partly cloudy to clear skies. Confidence: Medium-High


Thursday a few more clouds may sneak into the area, but the weather will still wow you with upper 70s to low 80s for highs. Comfortable breezes from the north and northeast will hold back the heat. Confidence: Medium

Friday should see morning lows in the 60s and highs most likely in the low 80s. There is a chance we could see some additional clouds and maybe some showers (30% chance). Otherwise, the weather remains quite pleasant. Confidence: Low-Medium

The holiday weekend looks like more of the same on its cover with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. We will need to watch some moisture streaming northward along the coast, which could offer some precipitation complications. But aside from that possible wrinkle, we should see this persistently pleasant pattern persist right through the holiday weekend! Confidence: Low-Medium

The outlook for next week looks slightly warmer, but still mainly 80s for highs and lows in the 60s. The hottest of summer 2009 appears to be in the rear-view mirror now.

By Matt Rogers  | September 1, 2009; 9:45 AM ET
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Hey guys! Looks like y'all are having some awesome weather. I'm down in the OBX (Duck) and it's dreary here. We had storms Sunday night and it rained (quite heavily at times) for most of the day yesterday. It's grey again this morning. Any chance of us seeing some of the sun this week or are we locked in a wet and gloomy pattern here?

Posted by: ana_b | September 1, 2009 6:56 AM | Report abuse

Not to make this an OBX thread . . . but I'm headed there this weekend for a week. How's it looking? Where is "Erika" headed?

Posted by: liledjen4901 | September 1, 2009 7:50 AM | Report abuse

I have a friend at OBX right now as well, she was complaining about the weather -- was there during a storm last year also. Looks like the front that moved through here is stalled close enough to them to keep things touch and go this week. This afternoon and tomorrow look to be best in that area, more rain likely after that... looks to break by weekend. 'Erika' still too far out to have much confidence on.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 1, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

49.5F this morning west of town in the VA Blue Ridge Mtns

Posted by: spgass1 | September 1, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Looks like spectacular weather for the next few days & into Labor Day weekend. Eat your hearts out, "much-needed-rain" fans!

Currently "Erika" seems to have little or no circulation reaching the surface, so further development may be a bit up in the air...Where's OBX, anyway??? Some place out near Cape Fear, NC, where they may ACTUALLY be getting a bit of weather???

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 1, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

i'll take you up on your chnallenge to find something else to complain about...RAGWEED! yikes, the stuff is out in full force and is making it hard for me to enjoy this weather.

Posted by: rhingo | September 1, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Rhingo, you nailed it, I think! After writing my update I discover today that I'm also now having serious ragweed allergies. I've been sneezing all day. Figures.

Posted by: MattRogers | September 1, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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