No hurricanes. No extreme heat. Just warm, pleasant daytime sunshine (low-to-mid 80s) and clear, comfortable nights (50s and 60s). Let’s keep it going, shall we?
Through Tonight: Temperatures steadily fall back through the 70s this evening. By midnight, most spots are into the 60s with still more cooling to come. Early morning lows range from the low-to-mid 60s downtown to the low 50s in the cooler suburbs.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Sunshine is the story, sending temperatures on a upward ride into the mid-80s by late afternoon. Humidity levels remain in check, with dew points in the 50s.
Pollen update from Walter Reed: Tree poll is LOW but weed and grass pollen are HIGH.
Irene rainfall records: Between August 27 and 29, 25 all-time daily rainfall records were set in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. 18 of these occurred on August 28, and included Mechanicsville in St. Mary’s county which received 8.67”. (hat tip: Capital Climate)