PM Update: Superb summertime conditions continue

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What a glorious day! If only we could have turned it into a Saturday… Highs mostly in the low-to-mid 80s were coupled with low humidity and lots of sun. An unusual late July treat that persists through tomorrow.

Through Tonight: We’ve got nothing more than a few passing clouds on tap this evening, and those puffy clouds scattered about should generally wane as we lose the heating of the sun. Temperatures in the delightful mid-70s near sunset fall to lows in the mid-and-upper 50s for the suburbs to the mid-60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): More near-perfect weather is ahead tomorrow. Skies are mostly sunny on the whole, perhaps dotted with extra clouds during peak heating. Temperatures are pretty similar to today, perhaps a touch warmer, but mainly in the low-to-mid 80s once again. Winds from the north and northwest keep humidity low.

See Jason Samenow’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Wine lovers rejoice? Warm weather in California’s wine country this year is expected to produce one of the more fruitful crops in some time. The grapes are running about a month ahead of the last three years, and the region has not seen such warmth since 1997, a year known for good wine.

Pollen update: Tree, grass and weed pollen is LOW. Mold spores are MODERATE/HIGH.

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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