PM Update: A quietly warm end of week

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It’s the end of August and, like many in Washington, interesting weather has gone on vacation.  Temperatures are near average, it’s typically humid, and any storminess is at least a couple days away.

Through Tonight: Partly cloudy and pleasantly warm.  Sure, it’s somewhat humid, but without the sun beating down on you it feels just fine.  Lows range from the mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs to 70-72 downtown.  Light winds from the east.

Tomorrow (Friday): High pressure is overhead meaning lots of sun.  We still have a relatively moist airmass overhead, so it feels a bit sticky in the afternoon with the sunshine, moderate-high humidity levels, temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 80s and not much of a breeze (southerly winds around 5-10 mph in the afternoon).  It’s a good pool or beach day for sure.

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Air Force Memorial sunrise, August 28. (Navin Sarma via Flickr)

Pollen: Tree, grass and weed counts are LOW.  Mold spores are in the MODERATE-HIGH range.

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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