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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/ 6/2010

Forecast: Warming up, but shy of hot

By Jason Samenow

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm. 82-86. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 55-64. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and very warm. 85-89. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Our terrific stretch of weather keeps plugging along today and even the warm-up slated for the middle of the week is tolerable by this summer's sultry standard. Later this week, beautifully pleasant weather returns before showery weather sets up for the weekend. By then though, we will have gone more than two weeks without measurable rain, so not a bad thing...

Today (Monday): You'll love the clean, crisp air this morning - with most spots starting off in the 50s. Sun-filled skies elevate afternoon temperatures into the low-to-mid 80s with comfortably low humidity (dew points in the upper 40s). The variable breeze is subtle, at 5-10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: With winds coming in from the south, the air is not as dry and not as crisp, but still cool enough to leave the windows open. Lows range from the mid-50s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-60s downtown. Skies are clear. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): It's a very warm day, but back in July we would've paid good money for it. Flow from the south coupled with abundant sunshine pushes temps into the mid-to-upper 80s. The humidity is a little summerlike, but dew points around 60 are much more manageable than the 70-degree readings a month back. The breeze from the south is soft, at about 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: It's noticeably warmer than previous nights but falls short of muggy. With clear skies, temps descend to the mid-to-upper 60s downtown to near 60 in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday is likely the warmest (hottest?) day of the week, as warm flow ahead of an advancing cold front means temps make a run at 90. As the front nears midday, we may see a modest increase in clouds, but shower chances are too low to mention. By late in the afternoon, winds shift from out of the southwest to out of the northwest - so humidity begins to drop. Becoming clear and cooler Wednesday with lows in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium-High

Thursday and Friday bring beautiful conditions with mostly sunny skies, low humidity and highs near 80 both days. Overnight lows are in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium-High

The weather pattern turns more complex next weekend as a slow-moving front nears the region with a wave of low pressure possibly developing along it. That means showers are possible both days, but especially Saturday (50-60% chance). Sunday has a chance of becoming dry, but due to uncertainty in the front's timing, I'm keeping a 30% chance of showers in the forecast. Cloud cover probably holds Saturday's highs in 70s, with low-to-mid 80s possible on Sunday. Overnight lows are mostly in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Jason Samenow  | September 6, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Ugh... this is Boise State weather....but also perfect tailgate weather down at Fedex.

Posted by: paulhershberg | September 6, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Ugh... this is Boise State weather....but also perfect tailgate weather down at Fedex.

Posted by: paulhershberg | September 6, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Labor Day Haiku:

South wind 'round backside
Of high pressure; cumulus
Free tanning session

Posted by: fleeciewool | September 6, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Why is the dewpoint up to 61 already? I thought we'd gotten rid of that crap till the workweek!

Posted by: HenryFPotter | September 6, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

anyone know DCA low this a.m.? did it drop below 60 degrees?

also, I think there has been only one day since June 9 when the 24-hr high DCA temp hasn't reached 80 degrees or higher.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 6, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Any thoughts on whether these clouds will be sticking around all day? At the pool today and hoping for some more consistent sun! Thx!

Posted by: rhingo | September 6, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

@HenryFPotter,
The dew points are up because of a more southerly flow of air than we have been enjoying over the last couple of days. We will probably be hanging around in the upper fifty's and low sixties for the next couple of days with relief coming late Wednesday.

@JerryFloyd1,
I believe the low at DCA this morning was 62. Check here: http://www.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KDCA.html

Posted by: pjdunn1 | September 6, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

@pjdunn, thanks for that link. hope we see some 50s soon.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

GO HOKIES.

Posted by: VaTechBob | September 6, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Any idea of what the conditions will be on Saturday in Charlottesville? I'm going down to the Heritage Harvest Festival, and it would be nice to know if I should expect to get wet, or might just see clouds.

Posted by: fsd50 | September 6, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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