After the high humidity of the past few days, today felt like a treat. Temperatures mainly hit the mid- and upper 80s. That’s still a little above normal for the date, but not too far from where we should be. A continuation of peaceful weather is the story through Wednesday.
Through tonight: It’s a great evening for any outdoor activities. Unlike recent evenings, you won’t turn into a sweaty mess within minutes of heading out — always a plus! Occasional puffy clouds of the day should disappear, but we may see high clouds float by at times, especially south and east — partly related to that tropical low in the Gulf. Lows are mainly in the 60s. It’s a big range from the coolest suburbs to downtown, with about 62 to 70 the most likely outcome across the region.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Nothing too substantial is on tap for the day’s weather. We may see some extra clouds around at times, especially early in the day, but high pressure continues to dominate our region. That means more sunshine than not, and warmth. Temperatures make it to within a few degrees of 90 for highs. Thankfully, humidity is still modest, although it’s beginning to rise again.
Clash of seasons: As a heat wave heads toward its peak in the Western and Southwest, there’s still skiing to be had and roads to be cleared. At Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra Nevada of California, up to 200 inches of snow is still on the ground at the top. They expect to remain open into August. And all the snowmelt going on is causing rivers to run high — as high as twice the normal for this time of year!
Pollen update: Mold spores are high. Other pollens are low.
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