Where did summer go? That was my thought during a brisk lunch time walk today. Through the weekend, the autumn-like weather persists with generally sub-70 temperatures, a chilly easterly breeze and, at times, considerable cloud cover.
Through Tonight: Skies remain mostly cloudy thanks to moist low level flow from the east. With the added insulation, overnight lows are not quite as chilly as last night (Dulles tied a record low of 42) with lows ranging from the mid-40s in the cooler suburbs to the low 50s downtown.
Saturday and Sunday: Both days are similar, with periods of partial sunshine but, generally, considerable cloud cover. The fairly persistent cloud cover and flow off the ocean generally hold high temperature generally below 70 - with mid-to-upper 60s most likely. Overnight lows (Saturday) range from the upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown.
Pollen update from Walter Reed: Trees LOW, grasses LOW, weeds MODERATE, mol spores MODERATE
Depressing Texas drought statement: The National Weather Service in Houston, Texas released a litany of horrible facts about the drought conditions. A few examples: Houston has a 27” rainfall deficit this year; it’s the hottest year on record so far in Houston; Houston hasn’t recorded 1” of rain in a day in 234 consecutive days; in August Houston’s average temperature was 2 to 3 degrees warmer than the previous warmest month on record which was August 2010, etc.