The temperature rocketed to 90 today, some 18 degrees above the average high. The unseasonably warm or even hot weather continues right on through the weekend, before Karen possibly pays us a visit early next week.
Through Tonight: Partly cloudy and warm – perfect for patio dining. Lows range from the low 60s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 60s downtown. Light winds.
Saturday and Sunday Both days are partly to mostly sunny, very warm and a tad humid too. High should be in the upper 80s – which is characteristic of the hottest part of the summer. There’s not much wind to speak of, with a perhaps a light breeze from the south around 5-10 mph kicking in on Sunday. Saturday night is much like tonight, partly cloudy, with lows ranging through the 60s.
90-degree days: Today was the 34th 90+ day of 2013, and we’re now closing in on the average annual number of 36. We have an outside chance of matching that total if both Saturday and Sunday manage to touch 90 at Reagan National before cooler air trickles in next week. CWG’s Ian Livingston says today’s 90 was just the 26th 90+ reading in October since 1872. Just 0.6% of October days have reached 90 since then.