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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 08/ 6/2010

PM Update: Sweet summer evening ahead

By Ian Livingston

Weekend warm and mainly sunny

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Heat wave (3 days in a row 90+) number five of the year is in the books here in D.C., and while we may see it end tomorrow, another is right behind it. Still, it's a much friendlier heat than yesterday and we aren't dealing with any nasty weather today. Dew points have fallen throughout the day and by later this evening I'd go as far as to say things will be pleasant. If you're looking for an outdoor spot for dinner, it might be worth skipping the Alexandria area.

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: Under mostly clear skies, temperatures fall into the low-or-mid 80s around sunset as humidity levels continue to drop. Once darkness reigns, you may notice a quicker drop in temperatures than recently as lows head for the low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs to around 70 downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Saturday is looking like the pick of the weekend for outdoor fun (or storm cleanup for some). Mostly sunny skies and low humidity join forces with fairly bearable temperatures. Highs should reach the upper 80s most spots with a few 90s possible here and there. Humidity probably starts ticking back up late...

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Tropical Storm Colin: Previously declared at least temporarily flat-lined, Tropical Storm Colin regenerated yesterday over the open Atlantic. While Colin won't hit any mainland areas as a tropical storm, Bermuda is likely to take almost a direct hit. Even though Colin is far from the East Coast, if you or someone you know is heading to a local beach this weekend, be advised of an increased threat of rip currents from the storm.

By Ian Livingston  | August 6, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Comments

Late-afternoon gardening was a treat! Freshening the annuals for the changing seasons ahead and picking up some branches. Looking forward to a glorious Saturday...

Posted by: rosilandjordan | August 6, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

rosilandjordan - IT WAS GLORIOUS wasn't it :-) can you believe that we feel comfortable with 90 degrees? :)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | August 6, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

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