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PM Update: Great looking weekend ahead; When is summer’s hottest day?


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Our 12-week streak of superb weekends carries on with excellent weather expected for the balance of Saturday and Sunday.  The rain threat is minimal and humidity is quite manageable by summer standards. Live it up!

Through Tonight:  Any isolated thundershowers fade quickly with the loss of daylight.  Overall, it’s a very pleasant evening with temperatures falling back into the 70s between 8 and 10 p.m.  Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, lows towards morning range from the low 60s in our cooler suburbs to near 70 downtown.  Winds are light from the southeast at 5-10 mph.

Saturday and Sunday: Both days are more than satisfactory, with a mix of sun and clouds and comfortably warm highs in the low-to-mid 80s.  Humidity levels are in the moderate range, with dew points near 60.  Winds are light from the southeast at around 5-10 mph.  Saturday night is pleasant, with lows from near 60 in our cooler suburbs to the upper 60s downtown.

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Summer’s hottest day:  The National Climatic Data Center developed this cool map which shows when the hottest day occurs on average in different parts of the country:


(NOAA)

For D.C., a good time to get out of town to avoid the worst summer has to offer (on average) is around July 6-10.

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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