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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 08/31/2010

PM Update: Seventh heat wave of year rolls on

By Ian Livingston

Sun and mid-90s into Thursday; What about Earl?

* Latest Earl update | Earl Q&A transcript | Reliving Katrina *
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* Number of 90+ days: 57 (Record: 67, 1980) *

We're finishing meteorological summer in the same fashion we've lived a large portion of it, on the hot side. Though we still have a few more weeks where we can see 90 or higher, I'm sure many are breathing a sigh of relief that this story is starting to come to a close. Highs mainly in the mid-90s today are again accompanied by relatively low humidity levels, so at least it's a dry heat!

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Through Tonight: Temperatures fall to the mid-and-upper 80s around sunset under clear skies. We stay clear overnight as readings fall to the low-or-mid 60s in the suburbs and the low 70s downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Our seventh heat wave (3 days or more 90+) of the year rolls on. Sunny skies and a light wind from the southwest join hands to make the first day of meteorological fall feel pretty darn summery. Highs mainly reach the mid-90s yet again.

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By Ian Livingston  | August 31, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
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The Weather Channel just said the track for Earl has shifted some to the west.

Posted by: jaybird926 | August 31, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The high ragweed counts are more likely to be a problem for the immediate D.C. area than Earl. Rough surf at the beach, rough pollen counts in D.C.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | August 31, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I am trying to convince my wife that a trip to Nags Head (in land about 2 miles) is not a problem. Being brushed by a category 2 is not a real issue for me. If we leave tomorrow morning and hunker down Thursday night we should be fine. Right?

Posted by: eor11 | August 31, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

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