PM Update: Staying comfy, but clouds start to increase; Accuweather fall outlook

Temperature Map

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

We’ve got a streak  of 44 consecutive hours below 80 degrees and counting.  That sure beats 138 straight hours above 80 during July.  We’ll keep the streak going through Friday, as the cool air mass hangs on while clouds increase.  Any rain should hold off until very late Friday night or the weekend.

Through Tonight:  Another delightful evening.  Just like the last two nights, lows dip into the low-to-mid 50s in the cooler suburbs to around 60 downtown. Yes, these are the coolest overnight lows in August since 2004.  Skies are mostly clear and winds are light.

Tomorrow (Friday): We should awaken to a good amount of sunshine, but skies trend mostly cloudy by afternoon (although northern suburbs may be sunnier).  No complaints about the temps though, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.  Winds are light from the east and northeast at around 5-10 mph.  Humidity levels tick up modestly into the moderate range by evening.

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Beautiful skies in NW D.C. Wednesday (@ekelly80 via Flickr)

Pollen counts: Grasses and trees are LOW. Weeds are HIGH, mold spores are MODERATE.

Accuweather fall outlook: Not that I think these outlooks are meaningful, but our friends in State College are calling for a wet fall in the Mid-Atlantic, with possible flooding risks.  Then, they say, an early taste of winter may arrive in November: “If the timing is right, [snow] could fall in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and possibly even D.C. to New York City,” the outlook – which you can read in full – says.

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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