Today was weather perfection. The daily digit was a 9 in case clouds interrupted parts of the day, but that ended up not being the case. If we could back-rate the day, it would certainly be in the running for a 10. Given that we’re still solidly in nice weather season, we’ve got more like-minded days ahead. A small bump in the road comes tomorrow as a weak front passes by.
Through Tonight: Our string of gorgeous evenings continues. We should stick with mostly clear skies through a good chunk of the night. Clouds tend to increase just before sunrise. There’s a pretty big spread in lows from the cooler suburbs to downtown. That encompasses readings from the mid-40s in the cool spots to the mid-50s in the city.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Thursday): A weak front moves into and through the area. Its main impact might be to temporarily increase clouds, although a few showers are possible as well. Any raindrops should mainly be before noon, although they could linger into afternoon east of town. After that, we see partly to mostly clear skies. Slightly cooler air behind the front takes its time moving in. In fact, it’s fairly mild, with highs mainly in the near 70 to low 70s zone. Winds switch to the west and northwest during the day, blowing as high as 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts.
Pollen update: Mold spores are LOW/MODERATE. All other allergens are low.
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Nicole: Hurricane Nicole is on course to affect Bermuda tomorrow. As of the 5 p.m. update, the storm was a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph sustained wind. Some additional strengthening is possible as it moves toward the island.
Although Bermuda is near the heart of the “hurricane highway,” it has not been directly impacted by a ton of hurricanes. It has however been a target in recent years.
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) October 12, 2016
The island is well known for its strong building standards and resilience. Let’s hope that helps it with Nicole!
This article was updated to indicate the new advisory numbers for Nicole.