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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Forecast: Wonderful Wednesday & weekend, too

By Dan Stillman

Thurs. & Fri. not bad either; shower chance late Thurs.

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What's not perfect about mostly sunny, low humidity & low 80s? Nothing I can think of.
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Today: Mostly sunny. Low 80s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Mid-50s to low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


For months, our weather in and around Washington was as extreme as it could be. Now it's about 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.

Today (Wednesday): A really fabulous day. Mostly sunny skies carry morning temperatures through the 60s and into the 70s, with afternoon highs in the low 80s. Low humidity and light winds seal the deal for a great day to get out if you can. Confidence: High

Tonight: No weather worries this evening or overnight. Just mostly clear skies and lows in the mid-50s to low 60s. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Thursday): Skies are partly sunny as a cold front approaches from the west. Ahead of the front, breezes from the south (around 10-20 mph by afternoon) should help our highs to at least the mid-80s with a touch of humidity. Upper 80s are possible with enough sun and a strong enough push of warm air from the south. A shower may try to sneak in toward evening. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: The cold front brings mostly cloudy skies and a 30-40% chance for some showers during the evening into the overnight. Any rain is likely to be on the light side and of little help to our developing drought. Lows bottom in the 60s with clearing skies overnight or toward morning. Confidence: Low-Medium


The shower threat should be gone by sunrise, making way for a mighty fine Friday. A drying breeze from the west-northwest lowers the humidity once again as highs head for the low-to-mid 80s under mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium

The good times roll right on through the weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies, comfortable humidity, highs in the 80s, and morning lows ranging from the 50s (suburbs) to low 60s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High

As Matt mentioned yesterday, a surge of warmer air may arrive as we get into next week. Rain chances, it appears, will remain few and far between.

By Dan Stillman  | September 15, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Do you think the front will be past OC md by Friday daytime? OC bike week is this week and the family and I were thinking about heading down friday.

Posted by: paul-Sterling | September 15, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Really nice is mid-50s to low-to-mid 70s and we're just not there yet. However, this is still better than the basting we had the past few months.

Yesterday on both the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast, Messrs. Hill and Ryan displayed a graph that showed this year's fall pollen counts are spiking above average.

Somebody, please, pull the plug on the ragweed!

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | September 15, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse


The front and any of its associated shower chances (not too high in the first place) should be past OC by early-to-mid morning Friday. -Dan, CWG

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | September 15, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Based on what I've been seeing in Glencarlyn Park, the ragweed is past its peak...though we may need a good soaking rain to to wet down all the pollen.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Frost in northern Wisconsin per Tom Skilling. 49 in Rhinelander.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | September 15, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

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