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

6/10: August ends with more heat and humidity. Some clouds and a shower chance as well.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Isolated showers possible. Clearing late. Highs: 84-90.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 67-74.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: 89-94.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We say goodbye to meteorological summer today, but it probably won’t feel like a real goodbye if you spend any time outdoors throughout a good chunk of this week. Our best chance of showers — and it’s not a great one — may end up being this morning. After that, the general trend continues to be a dry one ahead. Keep on rain dancing.

Today (Monday): Much like yesterday, cloudiness may cap our heat potential today. Those clouds could also deliver some raindrops. This is likely fairly isolated around here if it occurs. Nothing too heavy, and most spots might see nothing. Best odds may end up over eastern parts of the area overall. Hopefully enough to give a few thirsty plants a drink. We should tend to see that shower chance end by or during the afternoon, as skies want to trend clearer as well. Highs head mainly toward a range in the mid-80s to near 90, possibly mostly bunched up somewhere in that range depending on cloud cover. Winds are from the southwest around 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: If skies aren’t clear to mostly clear by evening, they’ll head that way overnight. Calm and peaceful is the main story. Temperatures are kept up by increased moisture levels, so lows are mainly in the upper 60s to mid-70s. By morning, dew points may be pushing 70. That’s increasingly uncomfortable, particularly once the sun comes up.Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Cloudiness of recent days is mostly a thing of the past. And with a summer-like air mass over us, that means it’s probably going to be hot. Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures make a run toward 90 or into the low 90s. Humidity could be tempered a little if we get a west wind off the mountains, as that tends to dry the air a bit, but it’s also typically one of our warmest wind directions. Perhaps a good day to spend mostly indoors. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: It might be the first evening of meteorological fall, but it’s feeling more like mid-summer. Humidity is high, and temperatures are warm. Skies are mostly clear through the night as lows head to near 70 in the suburbs and the mid-70s downtown. Confidence: Medium


Dawn at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend. (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

A LOOK AHEAD

It stays hot on Wednesday, although clouds may again be more numerous, and there’s an outside chance of a few afternoon or evening showers and storms. As with recent rain possibilities, this one doesn’t seem widespread or significant. The heat stays pretty “real” though, with highs headed at least to the near 90 and low 90s zone — perhaps mid-90s in spots. Humidity remains high as well, and overnight lows are mainly in the near 70 to mid-70s range. Confidence: Medium

The heat rolls on, both Thursday and Friday. Thursday seems to be a partly to mostly sunny day, as highs rise near and above 90 once again. Thursday night is much like the ones prior, with lows in the near 70 to mid-70s range under partly cloudy skies. On Friday, a front closes in. That should mean increasing clouds with time and a chance of late-day raindrops. Probably not many as it seems now. Highs may be down a touch, in the upper 80s to near 90. Confidence: Medium

Slightly more seasonal air works in for the weekend. It may be a slow process, and humidity might never really disappear. But, we’re looking at partly to mostly clear skies both Saturday and Sunday. Highs head for the mid-80s or so on both days. Sunday seems it will feature the drier air of the two for now. This isn’t a very strong cool air intrusion, so we’ll see. Confidence: Medium