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PM Update: This weekend will delight you


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In a week in which the weather has been virtually flawless, today’s considerable cloud cover, at times, was the lone chip in the armor.  These clouds fade tonight into Saturday morning, setting up an indescribably nice autumn weekend.

Through Tonight: Clouds gradually decrease, with skies becoming mostly clear towards morning.  Lows range from the cool upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 50s downtown. Light winds from the northeast

The weekend: Maybe a few clouds Saturday and Sunday morning, but – for the most part – mostly sunny and gorgeous.  Highs both day should be in the mid-70s with light winds from the east and northeast at 5-10 mph.  Mostly clear Saturday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through 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.



Tholos lit and flag over the North Wing of the U.S. Capitol indicates Senate in session on early on September 25, 2013. (Architect of the Capitol via Flickr)

Pollen: Tree counts are LOW-MODERATE (for elm pollen), grasses are LOW, weeds are MODERATE-HIGH (for ragweed pollen), and mold spores are LOW-MODERATE.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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