PM Update: A beautiful evening and a fantastic start to the weekend

Another glorious day under our belts! And we’re knocking off time when it can be quite hot. Highs that have risen to the upper 70s and low 80s are running a few degrees cooler than normal, but when you also consider the fairly low humidity levels, it’s a real treat out there. Happily, it looks like this same basic weather tale continues into the weekend.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: It’s going to be an awesome evening to hit the Nats game, or just hang out at your favorite outdoor venue as temperatures slide through the 70s. Overnight, we’re partly cloudy with lows reaching the mid-and-upper 50s in the suburbs to the low-or-mid 60s downtown.

The weekend: For now, tomorrow looks like the potential pick of the weekend, though it could end up that both days are rather similar. Under partly to mostly sunny skies, Saturday’s high temperatures rise to near 80 or into the low 80s. The overnight period features temperatures heading into the 50s in the suburbs and staying in the low-or-mid 60s downtown. Sunday should also be fairly nice, at least for most of the day. While highs reach near 80 yet again, we’ll need to watch for increased clouds late. It appears any slight rain chances hold off till overnight, but it might not take much for that to creep into the evening.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the beginning of next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Pollen update: Susan Kosisky of the US Army Centralized Allergen Extract Lab reports that the, “Tree count is LOW at 3.19 gr/cubic meter. Grass count is LOW at 2.88 gr/cubic meter (NAB range), which is more moderate for local area grass counts. Weed count is LOW at 3.83 grains/cubic meter. Mold spores are MODERATE at 9464.45 spores/cubic meter.”

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.

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