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

7/10: Humidity is still a bummer on this last day of summer. But a little more sun makes the warmth sort of fun.


Today: Partly cloudy, moderate humidity. Highs: Low-to-mid 80s.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 60s.
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, still fairly humid. Highs: Mid-80s.

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Rather remarkably, we’ve seen temperatures running above average 26 out of the past 27 days. And that streak is likely to continue today through Saturday, with highs mainly in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Humidity continues in the moderate range until a cold front likely brings significantly cooler and less humid weather to close out the weekend.

Today (Wednesday): Still some clouds around today, but overall, skies should be brighter than the past couple of days. We’ll call it partly cloudy with moderate humidity, as highs head for the low-to-mid 80s. Winds are light, about 5 to 10 mph, from the east-northeast. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies turn mostly clear for the evening and overnight, as high pressure exerts a bit more control. Lows range through the 60s with very light winds. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): High pressure should maintain enough influence to give us a partly to mostly sunny and fairly pleasant day. Highs reach the mid-80s, which is still significantly warmer than normal for the first day of fall. A continued light but moist breeze from the northeast keeps the humidity up in the moderate range. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Not much happening weather-wise, with mostly clear skies and lows settling back into the 60s. Confidence: High


Friday through Sunday features partly to mostly sunny skies and still no significant rain chances. Friday and Saturday highs should reach the 80s with continued moderate humidity. A late-Saturday cold front then sets the stage for a refreshingly cooler and less humid Sunday with highs in the 70s. Confidence: Medium