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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/24/2010

PM Update: 80 degree or higher streak ends

By Ian Livingston

Clouds dwindle Wed., then few-day stretch of awesome

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Well, we've finally done it. The extremely long streak of days with a high above 80 that began on June 9 had to come to a close sometime. Plentiful clouds with just a few isolated sunnier breaks have held temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Not a lot of rain has fallen today across the area, but an isolated shower remains an outside threat.

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Through Tonight: Skies stay cloudy or mostly cloudy through the evening and night. There could be an isolated sprinkle or shower, but don't expect much. Readings fall back slowly through the night, ending up in the lower 60s in the cooler spots to the upper 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): We begin to lose the influence of an upper-level low pressure system that has given us showers and cool temperatures. I'd expect a fair amount of clouds with periods of partly sunny skies during the day, but showers may pop up in the afternoon as well. Temperatures should reach near 80 or into the low 80s.

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By Ian Livingston  | August 24, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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But the day's not over yet. If the Sun goes nova, you'll be eating your words....

Posted by: kevinwparker | August 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

75 consecutive 80s days ain't bad but I really wanted the 80s to last until it topped that 19th century record Ian posted. But, I also wanted 60" of snow at DCA last winter.

So now, all that's left to hope for is about 12" snow at DCA in December, so there's 50" for CY10.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | August 24, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

i'm all for 12" in dec. - for whatever reason. in fact, just for the sake of 12" in dec....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | August 24, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

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