If days like this always followed extended cloudier stretches, it might be worth dealing with those gray and gloomy conditions. It was just about perfect out there, except for that whole Monday thing. We might try to do it again tomorrow, although we’ll need to be a little cautious about clouds. It will be rather pleasant either way.
Through Tonight: The evening’s almost as good as the day was. Or maybe it’s as good, but I’m still a little sad about earlier sunsets! Temperatures fall into the 60s near and after dark. With skies remaining mostly clear through a good chunk of the night, we should have no trouble getting almost the whole area into the 50s. Our range is from near-50 in the suburbs to near-60 in the city. A patch or two of fog is possible in any sheltered valleys, or near bodies of water as winds go light.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): It should be another super day around here. The main difference might be that northeast winds take over, and that can help send some cloudiness in off the ocean. For now, it doesn’t seem to be a huge deal, but we’ll need to watch it as we close in. To be safe, I’ll go with partly cloudy, with the most clouds late in the day, and temperatures rising mainly into the mid-70s. Some patchy drizzle may enter the region by sunset.
Pollen update: Mold spores are HIGH/VERY HIGH. Tree and weed pollen is low.
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Snow: While all eyes are on the tropics, winter is coming. One of my favorite things in the fall season is watching snow creep down out of the mountains. Both the West Coast and the Rockies have seen some of the white stuff in recent days. More is on the way.
— Rob Elvington (@RobElvington) October 2, 2016
— NWS Missoula (@NWSMissoula) October 3, 2016