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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012

D.C. area forecast: High heat and humidity still M.I.A.


Today: Partly sunny. Isolated shower? Mid-80s. | Tonight: 20% chance of evening shower. Low-to-mid 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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After hitting the mid-to-upper 90s on 5 out of the first 6 days of the month, August has settled down nicely with only 2 days in the mid-90s since Aug. 7. During this time, Mother Nature has even treated us to several stretches of lower humidity. The heat and the humidity remain muted over the next several days with no major heat on the immediate horizon. No major storms, either, though we’ll keep an eye on Isaac in case he tries to impact our weather later next week.

Today (Wednesday): An isolated shower or thundershower isn’t out of the question today. So you may want to bring the umbrella if you don’t want to chance getting wet, even though the odds of rain for any given location are only about 20%. Highs should reach the mid-80s under partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: After a 20% chance of an early-to-mid evening shower, we’re left with partly cloudy skies and comfortable lows heading down to the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): High pressure builds in, which should virtually eliminate any chance of rain and result in a warm, partly to mostly sunny and perfectly pleasant day. Highs head for the mid-to-upper 80s with humidity continuing its run on the low-to-moderate side. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: No weather worries if you’ve got evening plans. In fact, evening temperatures falling toward and into the 70s feel quite nice. Overnight lows range through the 60s with partly to mostly clear skies above. Confidence: High


High pressure in control spells a solid stretch of nice weather Friday through Sunday. Humidity should stay in the low-to-moderate range as highs rise to the warm, but not horribly hot, upper 80s to near 90. Nighttime lows fall back to the 60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium-High

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