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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/ 2/2009

Forecast: Coolish Mornings, Delightful Afternoons

By Dan Stillman

Nice weather may stay right through Labor Day

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Today: Mostly sunny. Upper 70s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Mid-50s to low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Near 80. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


I know what question is coming -- Is that it for summer 2009? Only time will tell. But history says we're likely to see at least one more surge of summer-like warmth and humidity before the season is totally finished. In the meantime, it seems likely that the present pattern of coolish mornings and delightful afternoons will stick around, at least through the Labor Day weekend.

Today (Wednesday): Another fantastic September day -- if you don't mind the cool start. Early-morning lows in the mid-50s downtown, and down to the low 50s and upper 40s in the suburbs, will climb nicely to afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Mostly sunny skies and low humidity will do their best to lure you outdoors. Confidence: High

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool again with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s downtown, and down to at least the mid-50s for much of the burbs. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the holiday weekend....

Tomorrow (Thursday): The slightly warmer morning start leads to slightly warmer afternoon highs -- right around 80. Skies should be partly sunny with continued low humidity. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High


While things could still change, indications as of now are that the beat goes on Friday right through Labor Day with partly to mostly sunny skies, low to moderate humidity, afternoon highs in the 80s, and nighttime lows mainly in the 60s. The one caveat is if a front parked to the southeast along the coast edges closer to us than currently anticipated and throws increased clouds and shower chances our way. Confidence: Medium

By Dan Stillman  | September 2, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
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I am in freaking Tampa right now under cloudy skies and humid conditions. I am reading the local forecast with envy. I arrive home tonight. Please tell me that I can get a taste of fall for at least the next few days? Please?

Posted by: authorofpoetry | September 2, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

How does the number of 90 degree days (20, right?) rank among recent summers. Surely it's one of the lowest in the last decade, yes?

Posted by: ah___ | September 2, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Any thoughts as to Tropical Storm Erika's future?

Posted by: dixiechick1 | September 2, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse


We just published a new post on Erika...


We'll have to take a look at the data and get back to you. We're planning both August and summer recap posts in the next couple weeks and will address this.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | September 2, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

You don't need to wait a couple of weeks for a summer temperature recap.

P.S. I have good reason to believe Jason knew that it was already available.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | September 2, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse


I had seen that you had posted a recap on summer temps but I hadn't read through it and had no idea you analyzed the specific issue of 90-degree days which is what ah__ asked about. You know what they say when you assume...

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | September 2, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

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