Did you enjoy today? Tomorrow’s just as sweet. You will be challenged to find nicer weather in Washington, D.C. during June than on these two days.
Through Tonight: Clear skies and pleasantly cool. No need to run the air conditioner with lows from near 50 in the coolest suburbs to the upper 50s downtown. Calm winds.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): If you’re picky and thought today was a tad cool or dry, we gain a few degrees and humidity creeps up – though it’s still low (dew points in the 50s, rather than 40s). Highs reach the upper 70s to near 80, with a light wind from the east and southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Pollen: Trees counts are MODERATE, grasses are HIGH, weeds are LOW, and mold spores are MODERATE-HIGH.
Storm chasers getting too close?: I’m quoted in a National Geographic article on storm chasers: Are Storm Chasers ‘Crossing the Line’?
Rocket launch tonight: NASA intends to launch a rocket tonight carrying instruments that will provide information on when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe. Via NASA’s website: “[The rocket] is scheduled for launch between 11 and 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 4, from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.”
The launch visibility map, below, suggests the rocket should be visible from the D.C. area if launch occurs.
Follow @nasa_wallops on Twitter for updates.