PM Update: One more summery evening and day ahead

Even if slightly humid, today was rather pleasant, with highs managing only the low-to-mid 80s - a bit cooler than the upper 80s forecast. A nice evening awaits if you can spend some time outside. It’s followed by our last day with highs in the 80s of the week. More fall-like weather arrives during the day on Thursday.

Through Tonight: It’s a great outdoor happy hour evening, with temperatures gradually falling back through the 70s. When you get home, you can consider opening your windows as overnight lows fall to near 60 in the cooler suburbs to the upper 60s downtown. Skies are partly cloudy with a light wind from the south.

Wednesday: It’s probably the warmest day of the week as highs head for the mid-to-upper 80s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Like today, there will be a hint of humidity given winds from the south. We might see an isolated shower or thunderstorm (20% chance), particularly during the afternoon or evening.

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Harvest moon: While the harvest “full moon” was technically Monday night, it will still be close to full tonight. Space.com notes: Traditionally, the designation “Harvest Moon” is given to the full moon that happens closest to the autumnal (or fall) equinox, which occurs on Sept. 23 this year. It was given the name as it appears low in the southeastern sky and offered extra light for farmers gathering their crops.

Duck! NASA satellite to crash on Earth: A “dead” satellite used for upper atmosphere research will plummet back to Earth late in September according to NASA. Space.com writes: “NASA officials say there is a 1-in-3,200 chance that a piece of UARS satellite debris could strike and injure a person on the ground. The most likely scenario is that the satellite falls somewhere over an ocean.”

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.

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