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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/ 6/2009

Forecast: Nice Weather Stretches to the Horizon

By Brian Jackson

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Today: Mostly sunny. 83-86. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 61-67. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 80-83. | A Look Ahead


There's not much more you could ask for as we head into the holiday with near perfect conditions in the forecast. The cool snap of a few days ago (highs in the 70s) certainly brought a refreshing sense of fall to the region. I, for one, always enjoy the changing of the seasons regardless of which one we may be heading into. Alas, we'll be putting fall on hold again as late summer-like conditions return with slightly higher humidity for the upcoming week. But I don't notice too many people complaining.

Today (Sunday): Humidity creeps upward as dew points begin a slow climb into the 60s. You'll also notice a few more clouds floating by. But, all in all, we're looking at a fairly tranquil and pleasant day. Sunshine will outpace the cloudiness and highs will reach into the mid-80s -- a few degrees cooler than yesterday. Easterly winds off the bay/ocean at 5-10 mph means those near the water will be a few degrees cooler still. Confidence: High

Tonight: Well, those nights we'd had cooling into the 50s are over for now but at least now you won't need a sweater. Increased moisture and patchy cloud cover will prevent us from cooling too much overnight, with lows in the mid-60s (low 60s in the cooler suburbs). Easterly flow will continue at around 5 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading to find out how long we'll stay precipitation-free...

Tomorrow (Labor Day): The unofficial end of summer falls on the least "summer-y" day of our forecast. Don't read all that much into it though as we'll enjoy conditions plenty warm/dry enough for all of your holiday outdoor activities. Continued influx of moisture from the ocean means that could-cover will again increase but I don't expect it to overpower the sun. We should still see a good deal of sunshine as temperatures reach lower 80s. Across the highlands (to our west), a brief shower or two could pop-up . Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Not much changes into the overnight. Any shower activity to the west will dissipate and leave us with partly cloudy skies through morning. Overnight lows will again be in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium-High


As we return to the office for this short-week Tuesday and Wednesday, high pressure reinforces itself over our area providing mostly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will run in the low-to-mid 80s both days with a slight chance of a brief shower again on Wednesday, likely confined to the western highlands. During the evening hours, we'll see partly cloudy skies and lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | September 6, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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Hello from Buffalo; weather here looks grand - maybe a tad cooler - than there in DC :-)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 6, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Camden, hit up the Anchor Bar for some original Buffalo wings, you can thank me later.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 6, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

The Anchor Bar is solid, but as a native Buffalonian, I would recommend Duff's for the best wings on the planet. There are plenty of great other food options in Buffalo, too--Ted's hot dogs, "beef on weck" sandwiches, great pizza--so you can't go wrong Camden.

Posted by: Stephen1617 | September 6, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Call me nostalgic, but I like Anchor bar more than duffs, though, we'd always go to Duff's post-Bills-games. Can't forget about Jim's Steak-out either.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 6, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey, what's going on???

We were supposed to be BONE DRY throughout the Labor Day weekend...looks as though the "much-needed-rain" gang is spoiling yet another extended weekend...just got about a quarter to half inch here in outh Arlington. I missed a big dance this evening but that wasn't due to the rain...Metrobus barrelled through my bus stop without picking me up! This bus was running several minutes late and I might not have been able to make my 6:30 PM connection at Ballston. It was supposed to be in Ballston by 6:22 PM, which is about the time it ran past my bus stop. I should have been able to catch this bus at 6:15.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 6, 2009 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Darn this keyboard...that's supposed to read SOUTH Arlington!!!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 6, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

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