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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 08/26/2010

PM Update: Near perfection through tomorrow

By Ian Livingston

Another heat wave on the horizon?

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A cold front that has pushed through the area is helping drier air filter in on a sometimes gusty northwest wind. So far we're not seeing a lot of cooler air, but that will follow tonight into tomorrow. Highs today are reaching mainly into the mid-80s under plenty of sun. The next day or two are looking pretty amazing before the thermometer tries to make another run at 90+ thereafter.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: A glorious evening is ahead as temperatures drop back into the 70s prior to sunset. Under mostly clear skies, a taste of fall will be in the air overnight as lows dip to the upper 50s in the suburbs to the middle 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Friday): Friday's the type of day most have probably been longing for during the heat of this summer. Mostly sunny skies and a light wind from the north combine to create a delightful day with highs rising into the lower 80s most spots.

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Tropics: After what many would consider a slow start to the hurricane season, things are now hopping in the open Atlantic. In addition to Hurricane Danielle, Tropical Storm Earl formed yesterday (bringing the season back above climatological norms). If that's not enough, a 3rd wave that recently exited Africa appears to have good potential to become Fiona. So far it seems all of these systems will want to curve north into the Atlantic but both Earl and Fiona will still need to be watched for interests closer to home. Watch it all in our Hurricane Tracking Center.

By Ian Livingston  | August 26, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
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Ahh... this is summer!. Where have you been all summer?
Can't wait to open the windows and get some fresh, dry air circulating throughout the house. Might even need some skin moisturizer by Saturday morning. Small fee to pay for glorious weather, and on the weekend! WooHoo!

Posted by: pjdunn1 | August 26, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The runnerup for most no. of 90 degree days in 59? If so, that runnerup could be toast by Labor Day.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | August 26, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I wish CWG would post a "Autumn/Fall" forecast. I know we anxiously look forward to the Winter predictions, but with temps hovering near 10 degrees above normal next week, it would be nice to know if we will have an on-time arrival of some crisp cool air, or if we will liver miserably deep into September/October. I want Fall!!

Posted by: schrute | August 26, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

"Liver"?? Ewwww. I meant "live."

Posted by: schrute | August 26, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

@Schrute, if it doesn't cool down soon, we're all going to be chopped liver. ; ))

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | August 26, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the runner up(s) = 59.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 26, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Just as predicted, storm season is taking off quite a bit. Things look like they could get interesting along the east coast over the next few weeks.

Posted by: Havoc737 | August 27, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Also, may I add this little tidbit of info from the farmers almanac:

Posted by: Havoc737 | August 27, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

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