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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/25/2010

PM Update: Some sweet weather ahead

By Ian Livingston

Lots of sun and comfortable into the weekend

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updated at 4:45 p.m.

A slow moving upper-level low pressure and the associated cold air aloft have promoted another day with a fair amount of clouds across the area. With any sunshine and warming of the surface helping additional clouds form, temperatures have been stuck near 80 or into the lower 80s this afternoon. Overall, not a bad day, especially when you think about all the heat we've been through and the fact that some more is on the horizon.

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Through Tonight: Skies are partly cloudy and there could be an isolated shower around early, mainly west and south of the area. Nighttime lows bottom out in the lower 60s in the coolest spots to the upper 60s in the warmest.

Tomorrow (Thursday): A cold front pushes through during the day but should not keep us from seeing a fairly average one on the temperature side for this time of year. Highs likely push into the mid-80s most spots under partly-to-mostly sunny skies. Winds may be occasionally gusty from the northwest during the afternoon.

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Today in weather history: As @WestWingReport noted yesterday, lots of news was occurring in Washington back in 1814. On this date in that year, a thunderstorm produced a tornado in Washington and also saved the city from burning due to fires set by the British the day prior. CWG's Kevin Ambrose explored this historical event in depth recently.

By Ian Livingston  | August 25, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Anyone else watch WRC News at 5:00 tonight when new OCM Doug Kammerer was introduced?

I did, and I'm staying with Hill/Ryan/Caskey, etc. Collectively, the WJLA folks are the strongest OCM team I can ever recall hereabouts. These guys make weather music on meteorological strads.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | August 25, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Jerry, can't remember the last time I watched TV weather (well, ok, during the snowstorms). ;)

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 25, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Jerry, I agree ABC7 has a strong team...
I also saw the new chief meteorologist on NBC4 today... seems like a nice guy and I'll give him a chance; I think Chuck Bell also does a nice job for NBC. Being out west, I like Lou Scally and the forecasts on NBC25 (Hagerstown) but unfortunately I don't always have reliable reception...


Ian, I definitely watch more during snow season too... the networks seem to all show weather at the same time making it difficult to catch them all...


In other news, we had a little shower this evening; currently 64F.


Posted by: spgass1 | August 25, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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