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PM Update: Warm sunshine for much of the weekend; first tropical depression?

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Sunshine, low humidity, and temperatures in the 70s to near 80: What a way to end the work week! The weekend weather is pretty swell, too.  Temperatures inch upwards and so do humidity levels, but nothing close to oppressive.

Through Tonight: It’s beautiful out there.  Temperatures gradually fall back through the 70s this evening, with 60s after 9 or 10 p.m.  By early morning, lows range from near 50 in our cooler suburbs to near 60 downtown.  Light winds.

The weekend: Both days are mostly sunny, with highs 80-85 Saturday (after a chilly start in the 50s – jackets a good idea early on), and 83-88 Sunday.  Humidity is comfortably low Saturday, but sneaks into the moderate range Sunday.  No weather worries Saturday night, with clear skies and low from the mid-50s in our cooler suburbs to low 60s downtown.  By Sunday night, there will be a decent chance of some thunderstorms.  So stay tuned to our forecasts and updates over the weekend.

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.

D.C. Helicopter Fly-over, June 4 (John Sonderman via Flickr)

Pollen: Trees counts are MODERATE, grass counts are HIGH, weed counts are LOW, and mold spore levels are MODERATE-HIGH.

First tropical depression may form in Atlantic basin: In the southwest Gulf of Mexico, an area of disturbed weather has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression this evening or tonight, before moving inland over Mexico. “Whether a tropical depression forms or not, this disturbance could produce heavy rains, along with life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, over portions of southeastern and eastern Mexico during the next few days,” cautions the National Hurricane Center.

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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