PM Update: On the brink of stunning summer weather

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Today we got a small preview of the lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures right around the corner. A cold front moves through the region tomorrow offering a chance of showers/storms, but also setting the table for the nicest weather since June.

Through Tonight: A very pleasant summer evening.  While we have moderate humidity levels, that’s a tremendous improvement from recent days and weeks.  Overnight lows range from the low 70s downtown to the mid-to-upper 60s in the cooler suburbs.  Skies are partly cloudy and winds are light from the west.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Although not quite a perfect day, it could be a whole lot worse.  Skies are partly sunny and we’ll have a 30 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon as the cold front punches into the region.  Highs are in the mid-80s with moderate humidity levels. Winds are from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

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Backlit, July 20, 2013 (Barbara A. am Ende via Flickr)

Wednesday night and Thursday forecast: Matt Rogers issued a “nice day watch” for Thursday and he may have been on to something.  Consider these words from our local National Weather Service office in Sterling:

WORDS THAT HAVE BEEN SCARCELY USED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS – SUCH AS SWEEPING/DRIER/COOLER/STABLE – CAN FINALLY BE USED TO DESCRIBE THE LATTER HALF OF THIS WEEK`S WX. . . . HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND WE`LL SEE THE STAGNANT HUMIDITY OF THE PAST MONTH SWEPT OFF TO THE EAST. DEWPOINTS IN THE 50S WILL BE PRESENT TO START THE DAY ON THU…ALLOWING FOR ONE OF THE COOLEST NIGHTS SINCE JUNE. THIS COOL START WILL ALSO KEEP THE DAYTIME HIGHS ON THU RELATIVELY COOL AND SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW AVG – BARELY MAKING IT INTO THE L80S.

Fingers crossed no changes to this forecast…!

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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