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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/ 5/2010

Forecast: Splendid conditions hold fast

By Brian Jackson

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Today: Pristine sunshine. 79-84. | Tonight: Clear and cool. 50-59. | Tomorrow: Sunny, a bit warmer. 82-87. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail 


It doesn't get much better than this.  Nearly perfect weather continues today and last through our long holiday weekend.  The sunshine and mild temperatures stay with us long enough to ensure that your outdoor plans go off without a hitch, at least weather-wise.  We stay dry as we move into the week as well, though returning heat may add a couple more 90 degree days to our tally.

Today (Sunday):  You may get a shock stepping outside this morning into the "chilly" air. But it's a welcome beginning to another gorgeous day.  Bright, blue, sun-filled skies will take up residence overhead. With this cooler Canadian air mass, we warm to near 80 degrees. Breezes are lighter as well, blowing from the west at around 5 mph.  You just can't beat days like this! Confidence: High

Tonight: Temperatures once again dip quickly after sunset.  If you've any outdoor plans lasting into the night, you may want to take along a light jacket.  We'll enjoy starry skies and near calm conditions to round out our crisp overnight.  Lows dip into the low-to-mid 50s in the suburbs with upper 50s downtown.  Confidence: High

Like today's weather? Vote your call for today's Daily Digit (see Daily Digit box above). And keep reading for the forecast into next week...

Tomorrow (Labor Day): We get slightly more of a summer-ish feel for our Labor Day holiday though there's very little else to complain about. Our temperatures creep up a bit, into the mid-80s - still A-OK in my book. Winds from the south begin to bring up our moisture levels but they'll stay well within comfort levels for your daytime activities. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: A few thin clouds may stream on by as we move into the evening and overnight. With the increase in moisture, temperatures won't fall off quite so much. Still, it looks to be pleasant enough with our overnight lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: High


On Tuesday and Wednesday, we return to the hot pattern that we've become accustomed to this year. We have a likely chance at adding to our total number of 90+ degree days as both days may reach the lower 90s beneath mostly sunny skies. Our overnights remain fairly tranquil with partly cloudy skies present and low temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s. There is a slight chance (20%) of some isolated showers on Wednesday as a cold front passes by. Confidence: Medium-High

Following the passage of said cold front late on Wednesday, Thursday may bring back the glorious conditions we're seeing this weekend. Cooler temperatures in the lower 80s and plenty of sun are expected to return for the later part of the week. Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | September 5, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Why doesn't the Daily Digit poll have an option for '11'?

Posted by: k1avg | September 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

K1, Spinal Tap trademark...

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 5, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Surely the trademark's expired? I vote for 11!

Posted by: rosilandjordan | September 5, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Any chance of fair-weather cumulus screwing up my tanning session in the park like yesterday afternoon? Not that I'm actually complaining about this weather - I voted 10.

Posted by: fleeciewool | September 5, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Long Beach weather today! Definitely better than the Death Valley Days we've been experiencing.

Now if only someone could conjure up a serious nor'easter or the remnants of a tropical storm to help ease the drought. Maybe we need a Rain Lover's Crystal Ball.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 5, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

fleeciewool - between now & 4pm you will have plenty of UV rays for tanning. Don't stay out too long though. Still a pretty strong sun - and a few cumulus clouds actually can act like a lens and focus UV even more :-)

JerryFloyd1 - I agree with you we need some rain.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 5, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Watch it Jerry, I'm getting married outside next weekend, if it rains, I'm coming for you!

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 5, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Jerry, we definetly need some rain. My yard is a disaster & leaves on a lot of trees r starting 2 show the stress of a long hot dry summer. I know the dance crowd is happy, but if it stays warm & dry much longer this falls colors will b very bland.

Posted by: VaTechBob | September 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Splendid weather...except for the "much-needed rain" crowd...great for getting to dances!!!

Bobby [VIP Dances] has TWO dances this afternoon/evening at the Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge. At least this weather makes up for all the severe downpours that "MNR" has tried throwing at me on Clarendon Ballroom Tuesday evenings. In a while, the jet streams should start moving southward, giving us a chance for some more general cyclonic rainstorms, hopefully without all the downpours and severe weather.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 5, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Camden - today is awesome. The UV index is so high it's like Chernobyl out there, had to swing back home for some sunscreen...

Posted by: fleeciewool | September 5, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

@Brian, first of all congrats on the wedding and I hope you'll post some pics on Flicker and the link on CEG.

Walking around my nabe today, a lot ornamental trees, espeically, are starting to look really stressed. But I'll amend my statement to say, "we badly need rain, but not on Sept. 11, 2010".

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 5, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

One additional point: though it happens on the internet all the time taking pot shots at other posters, whilst using an alias, is hardly commendable.

CWG uses their real names. They put themselves out there day in and day out and sometimes are scorched.

Those who post here who are so contemptuous of their fellow posters should either have the cajones to use their real name, or else button their lips (or keypads).

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 5, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

in above post, didn't catch a misspelling in time; cajones = cojones.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 5, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't we get any storms (or even rain) with the cold front, after the hurricane moved off, that briught in this nice air mass? There was a solid line of storms continually with the front to the west of us...but, even though the air mass (courtesy of the hurricane along the coast)had tropical humidity, the front produced nothing here...surprising, considering its strength and temperature contrast.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | September 5, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Brian! I'll hold off doing my raindance :)

Posted by: Snowlover2 | September 6, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

fleeciewool - I got a little too much sun today too. Ugh. And I tried to walk in the shade everywhere, too. Yes it is like a direct beam of unfiltered sunshine out there UGH

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | September 6, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

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