Forecast: Plenty of sun and low humidity
Rain-free through Monday, at least...
FORECAST IN DETAIL
By David Streit, CWG Meteorologist
At least for the next 3 days, this is not the summer we have come to know. Unusually low humidity promotes afternoon splendor and allows overnight lows to fall well below normal. However, as we approach the end of the month and the end of the climatological summer, the threat of more 90+ days returns Sunday. It is interesting to note that while this summer has averaged more than 4 degrees above normal, it has also ended up ever so slightly wetter than average. That's quite a feat since we were surrounded by unseasonable dryness throughout much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
Today (Thursday): Sunshine radiates in abundance for the morning with readings in the 70s with moderate humidity levels. Gentle breezes blow from the northwest. The sun is still high enough in the sky to push afternoon maxes to the mid-80s but you'll notice the air is becoming drier. There could still be some afternoon pop-up clouds but rains chances are minimal. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear, calm and low humidity equal a delightful evening. Evening readings still hold in the upper 70s to lower 80s. A steady drop overnight results in mid-to-upper 50s in the burbs and lower 60s downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....
Tomorrow (Friday): This is a Nice Day icon winner with breathtaking low humidity! We'll have abundant sunshine with highs only in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Even the breezes are light out of the north. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: A great night to be out and about and enjoy 70s in the humidity-free environment. Temperatures drop quickly overnight and 50s cover all areas except for downtown where low 60s still win out. Confidence: High
Saturday morning is mighty fine with bright sunshine, 70s and calm winds. By afternoon, summer reasserts itself pushing readings well up into the 80s in most areas. It's a close call but we should escape 90 downtown. The evening is warm but pleasant as humidity still fails to compare to earlier days. Confidence: High
Sunday reminds us that summer is not quite over. Morning lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s quickly give way to strong warming and just a hint of humidity. Skies remain perfectly clear allowing highs for the day to top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Evening is still warm with 80s slowly fading away. Confidence: High
Monday starts out in the 60s but ends up just a little warmer and a little more humid than the day before. Pervasive sunshine and light breezes are nice but highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s keep the air conditioners humming. Confidence: High
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