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

5/10: Decent temps and not a washout, but the dreariness does put a dent in the summer fun.


Today: Light AM showers or drizzle possible. Highs: Upper 60s to near 70.
Tonight: Slight chance of a shower. Lows: 50s.
Tomorrow: Isolated shower? Highs: Low 70s.

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After yesterdays warmer and brighter interlude, we revert back to cooler and cloudier conditions today, and only slightly warmer tomorrow. But then the summer switch flips to the on position, with plenty of sun and increasing warmth Friday into the weekend. By Sunday were in the 90s, marking the start of the seasons first real heat wave.


Today (Wednesday): A light breeze from the northeast does what it usually does around here, and thats bring us clouds and cool temperatures. Highs only reach the upper 60s to near 70 under mostly to partly cloudy skies, with some light showers or drizzle possible mainly this morning. Confidence: Medium-High


Tonight: Winds remain light from the northeast, so well hold onto those partly to mostly cloudy skies, with just a slight chance of a shower. Temperatures ease back into the 50s for overnight lows. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): A storm system off the Atlantic coast keeps our skies at least partly cloudy, though we should be a bit brighter than today. Right now it looks like only an isolated shower possible, unless that system tracks further west than anticipated. Highs should top out in the low 70s. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Our winds start to shift, first coming from the south, and later from the west. That signals the approach of a more summery weather pattern, as lows dip to the 50s to near 60 under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium


High pressure takes over Friday through Sunday as we transition back to a decidedly summer-like regime. Skies should be partly to mostly sunny throughout with Friday highs near 80, Saturday highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and Sunday highs surging into the low 90s. Confidence: Medium