PM Update: Clouds on the way out, terrific Thursday ahead


Clouds:Latest mid-Atlantic infrared satellite shows movement of clouds over past two hours. Refresh page to update. See more maps on our Weather Wall.

Despite clouds (and a few sprinkles) remaining dominant for most of the day, we ended up with a fairly pleasant one — at least in the temperature department. Highs made the mid-to-upper 70s most spots, so we’ve got a cooler than normal day to add into the books. I’ll take that any warm-season month!

Through Tonight: Clouds that were slow to leave during the day will pull off to the east through the evening, leaving us mostly clear overnight. Lower humidity keeps filtering in, which helps lows dip into the mid-50s in the cool spots to perhaps as warm as the low 60s downtown. Winds are light from the south.


Tomorrow (Thursday): We’ve got a pretty awesome day ahead! Too bad it’s a Thursday. At least we can all try to get some time outdoors? Mostly sunny skies match up nicely with fairly low humidity and highs ranging from near 80 to the mid-80s.

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Clouds over construction cranes near the National Museum of African American History and Culture (John Sonderman via Flickr)

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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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