It may seem like we're getting spoiled by all of the nice days lately, but it shouldn't come as a great surprise. In mid-to-late September, just like in mid-to-late May, the average temperature is from 75-80 so the dice are loaded for nice days. Despite a modestly warmer than average Sunday, it remains pretty nice through Tuesday - with low humidity and cool nights. There are some indications, however, that the second half of next week might turn hot, with some more 90+ days returning.
A weak cold front approaches during the game but it has so little moisture.that rain showers chances are quite remote. More likely than not, skies are partly sunny with temps 80-85.
We've found ourselves back in a pleasant weather regime and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Cool air aloft has promoted some cloudiness, but otherwise it's been pretty fantastic -- a theme of late. Temperatures have peaked in the upper 70s and lower 80s across the area during the day. Clouds will dwindle heading into evening and the stage is set for an awesome weekend.
As hurricanes Igor, Julia, and Karl continue to spin away in the tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, the view from outer space (shown in the satellite imagery above) reveals their stunning size differences.
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Showers last night into the early morning were enough to give our lawns a drink. Some more rain would be nice, but I don't see any additional meaningful precipitation over the next several days. Instead, we'll enjoy warm 80s (not as warm as yesterday's somewhat surprising high of 92 at Reagan National) and a fair amount of sun. Not bad as weekends go.
It's been another warm day, this time with some extra humidity and slightly higher temperatures. Highs have risen into the mid-and-upper 80s this afternoon ahead of a cold front moving in from the west. Showers are now moving into the area while additional activity forms. While this could still be hit-or-miss, it looks like the commute home should be at least a little wet, especially over northern areas.
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The shower event coming through tonight does not have the tropical moisture that Sunday's weather system did so rain amounts are unlikely to do better than a quarter inch. Don't put away that watering can! Despite the pleasant temperatures today through at least Monday, we are still running above normal temperature-wise (normal high at National is now 79). Hurricane Igor looks like it follows all of the previous Atlantic storms and stays well offshore on Sunday with only some high waves and rip tides at the beach to show for it.
The worst part about this string of weather is it's getting hard to describe how nice it is. I mean, it is pretty great, but after a while a weather lover starts to hope for something a little more "extreme" to talk about. Alas, there's none of that in the forecast. So, let's just enjoy the beauty of this time of year and hope for some needed rain late tomorrow and tomorrow night.
With the 2010 season producing tropical cyclones in rapid succession now, the United States coastline continues to remain nearly immune from the realistic threat of a direct hurricane strike. Not a single storm from this year's basket of 13 systems (11 named) has come within 75 miles of our shores at hurricane strength. In fact, only one of those 13 tropical cyclones, tropical storm Bonnie, actually made a U.S. landfall. And that was at minimal tropical storm status (40mph) near Homestead, FL, 27 miles south of Miami on the morning of July 23. One can only hope the steering currents will continue to be so kind.
For months, our weather in and around Washington was as extreme as it could be. Now it's as nice as can be. The only potential interruption to the wonderful weather now through the weekend is a chance of showers tomorrow night. But I wouldn't count on too much in the rain bucket, which is too bad considering how dry we are.
A cold front that passed through this morning has done little more than kick up winds from the northwest and cause humidity levels to drop. All in all, it's a pretty awesome day though as temperatures rise to highs near 80 and into the lower 80s. A few clouds have floated by and we could see that continue off and on into the night, but if that's our weather concern then we are doing pretty well.
NBC4 (WRC) chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer made his D.C. debut the week of August 26. As we noted in an earlier post, Kammerer takes the place of Bob Ryan at NBC4, who left the station for a position ABC7 (WJLA). The Capital Weather Gang emailed some questions to Kammerer - who has graciously replied...
The balance of this week continues to offer splendid weather conditions most of the time. A dry cold front delivers another batch of Canadian air this morning. While sunshine prevails most afternoons, a weak disturbance could offer some morning clouds tomorrow and then another weather system offers a few showers Thursday night into Friday morning. Despite these minor distractions, the weather looks wonderful again this weekend with sunshine, warm days, and cool nights.
Today was about as good as it gets around here. After a bit of morning fog, we've seen crystal clear skies and temperatures rising into the low-and-mid 80s. If you want more, you've got it tomorrow and beyond as this pattern seems to want to set up shop for a while. It won't be long 'til the trees start getting colorful!
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Like low 80s, sunshine and low humidity? If so, this is your week. With most days serving up these conditions, I suspect many Washingtonians will be smiling. After getting 0.67" of rain yesterday at Reagan National Airport, 0.83" at BWI and 0.46" at Dulles, rain chances this week are slim, with just a slight chance of showers early Wednesday and Friday. Have your sprinklers at the ready...
A complex weather system, partially fueled by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, is providing our area with its first measurable rainfall in weeks (and the first for this month). While welcome, it will unfortunately disrupt some planned outdoor activities, such as the 32nd Annual Adams Morgan Festival. Skies start clearing tonight and a nice weather start to the work week can be expected tomorrow. Another big cool push from Canada arrives later on Tuesday for maximum impact by Wednesday.
Can't totally rule out a lingering shower or sprinkle around kickoff. But by and large the shower threat from earlier in the day should be pretty much done. A light jacket should be enough to handle temps in the 60s.
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