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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/ 2/2010

PM Update: Hurricane Earl sends in some clouds

By Ian Livingston

Another 90 degree day puts D.C. in #2 all time for 90+

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Despite all the excitement about Hurricane Earl, it's a pretty quiet and boring day around here unless you were eagerly awaiting adding another 90+ day to the list. But, this one is somewhat significant in that hitting 59 puts us tied for #2 all time for 90 degree days in a year. Things stay calm into the evening though you may notice increasing high clouds moving into the area from the south and southeast as Earl heads toward its closest approach.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: As Hurricane Earl moves closer to the North Carolina coast, things will be pretty quiet in this neck of the woods. Mostly clear skies early likely become partly to mostly cloudy thanks to high level clouds associated with Earl. Lows reach the upper 60s to lower 70s, and a light wind from the south may shift to the east as Earl begins to pass by offshore.

Tomorrow (Friday): Hurricane Earl will be passing well to our east and northeast during the day tomorrow, and the most noticeable change around here will be a shift in the winds to a northerly direction. Still, highs should reach 90 or above most spots. Happily, cooler air is inbound for the weekend...

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By Ian Livingston  | September 2, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Posted by: snowedin85 | September 2, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

We could come pretty close that record. Maybe 60 days by tomorrow. I initially predicted 62 by the 25th.

Posted by: crazer | September 2, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

crazer, I'd assumed we would not make it but I'm not so sure anymore. It looks like we have some more potential 90s next week and for the most part the pattern looks fairly warm off into the future.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 2, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

We're number two! We're number two!

Hmmm. Just doesn't have much of a ring to it. And we still need nine more days of 90+ weather to give us sole possesion of first place. Darn that not so intensely hot August!

Posted by: ElJocko | September 2, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm a farmer in the Shenandoah Valley. I wish you suburbanites in the concrete and asphalt jungle around DC would stop celebrating the heat waves. We need rain out here or you happy puppies won't eat.

Posted by: donspecht | September 2, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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