PM Update: Beautiful early September weekend beckons

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

This weekend brings out the best early fall and late summer have to offer.  We begin with a crisp-autumn like Saturday morning and conclude with perfect beach weather Sunday afternoon.  Dry and at least partly sunny weather dominates throughout.

Through Tonight: This should be the coolest night since late May, but refreshing.  Lows range from the upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown.  Skies are clear (for viewing the rocket launch at 11:27 p.m. – grab a jacket?) and winds are light.

Saturday and Sunday: Both days are dry, and enjoyably warm.  Highs are 80-84 Saturday (after a cool start), and 83-87 Sunday.   Skies are mostly sunny Saturday and partly sunny Sunday, with a touch more humidity Sunday…but only inching into the moderate range.  Saturday night is partly cloudy and pleasant with lows from the upper 50s to mid-60s (suburbs to city).

Winds are light all weekend long…typically from a westerly direction around 5-10 mph during the day and mostly calm at night.

See Camden Walker’s forecast into early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

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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Jason Samenow · September 6, 2013