Forecast: A never-ending summer story
Despite autumn's arrival, more 90s for Wed-Fri.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Just when you think the summer is over and the 90s are finally vanquished for this year, here they come again, trying to best that 1980 record. After an excellent day today, the heat is back in action tomorrow through possibly Saturday. Look for humidity increases sufficient to justify air conditioning. Will this week be the end of 90-degree weather? It is tough to say. This pattern type suggests Mother Nature may have at least one more round of heat in her yet.
Today (Tuesday): There is little to complain about today, except for us allergy sufferers. Brilliant sunshine and still-comfortable low 80s temperatures dominate the Washington, D.C.-area weather scene. Light winds blow from the south direction, especially by afternoon. Confidence: High
Tonight: Mostly clear skies with warmer overnight temperatures that only drop into the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds from the south again. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Mostly sunny skies is the good news, but a high temperature reaching up to around 90 is probably the bad news. Dew points increase, so you'll probably notice the increased humidity by the afternoon. Some clouds may arrive in the area by late afternoon into early evening. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers or thunderstorms. Low temperatures range from the upper 60s to low 70s (yes, muggy). Confidence: Medium
Thursday brings more dominant sunshine, but hotter temperatures are expected to menace our area. Low 90s seem to be the most likely outcome again despite the fact that this is the first full day of autumn! Thursday night temperatures are again in the upper 60s to low 70s under mostly clear skies. Confidence: Medium
Friday is another hot one with mostly sunny skies, highs in the low to maybe (gulp) middle 90s and moderate humidity levels. Friday night favors warm and humid conditions with those upper 60s to low 70s again. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend is setting up to be a divided one. Saturday may find lingering heat with highs in the 80s to maybe 90 again under partly cloudy skies. A slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm is expected. Saturday night should be partly cloudy and turning cooler with lows in the 60s. A more comfortable Sunday may salvage the weekend, but we worry that cloudy or partly cloudy skies linger with a chance of showers, especially early. At least our high temperatures return to a more comfortable 70s-level. Confidence: Low
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