A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

7/10: Not a bad day, but above normal temps, some clouds, and increased humidity might make you yearn for fall.


Today: Partly sunny. Highs: 84-88.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 64-71.
Tomorrow: Increasing clouds. Highs: 88-92.


Although meteorological fall starts in a few days, the forecast is certainly looking rather summer-like in the time ahead. It’s nothing extreme, but at this point in the year — after tasting some cooler and drier air — it might not be exactly what we’re looking for. That said, we’ve still got a bit more than a week of “unofficial summer” left until Labor Day, so get out while the getting is good!

Satellite loop of clouds over our area. Refresh page to update.

Today (Saturday): Patches of mainly high clouds are around at times. Possibly something of a cloud sandwich, with sunnier times intermixed. Highs should mostly settle into the mid-80s. Some upper 80s might be around as well, particularly in the city and to the south. Light winds from the south bring in a bit more humidity, but it’s still rather tolerable. A few showers could pop up in elevation to the west late day. It should tend to want to die off before reaching the area though. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: A “supermoon” full moon rise is well timed to sunset. In D.C, the moon is up at 7:38 p.m. and the sun is down at 7:43 p.m. Hopefully not too much in the way of clouds, but there could be some to deal with. Otherwise, we’ve got a warmer evening ahead than recent ones, and that humidity is probably somewhat more noticeable as well. It’s still mighty fine on the whole. I know I’ll be wandering around out there! Lows ultimately dip to the mid-60s in the cooler suburbs, while we may get hung up in the low 70s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): A mix of sun and clouds comes along for Sunday, probably trending cloudier during the afternoon. We could even see a stray shower or two push into the region late day, though I think that probably stays well west of the city if so. Highs mainly had for the upper 80s and around 90. Some spots could make it into the low 90s. Humidity reaches the uncomfortable level, but still not really extreme or anything. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Clouds are numerous and there’s a moderate chance of a few showers. However, anything that falls should be quite light and isolated to scattered at best. No game-changer in the “crispy grass” situation we still find ourselves in around here. Lows range from the upper 60s in the typically coolest spots, to the mid-70s in the city. Confidence: Medium

A near-full moon last night. (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)


Monday keeps a chance of rain in the forecast, but it’s fairly uncertain if it happens and how much might fall. That’s mainly because we’re again looking at the possibility of light and scattered stuff. For now, it seems the best odds are over western parts of the area during the second half of the day. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs again rise to within a few degrees of 90 across the region. Dew points are probably close to 70, which is getting pretty gross on the humidity end. Confidence: Medium

The possibility of sprinklings lingers into Monday night as lows reach the upper 60s to mid-70s. Any lost raindrops should be out of here by Tuesday. We’re back to partly sunny — or sunnier! — skies during the day, and still dealing with toasty temperatures, plus mid-summer humidity. Once again, afternoon readings within a stones throw of 90 seem likely. Confidence: Medium