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

7/10: Much better than recent days. Still toasty and somewhat muggy.


Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs: 86-91.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: Mid-60s to low 70s.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid-80s to near 90.

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After the past few days, “near 90” seems like an occasion for a picnic. Humidity isn’t exactly gone, but it’s lower than extreme. After a pretty nice midsummer day today, conditions take another step in the pleasant direction tomorrow. Perhaps we can think of it as a mini staycation. Enjoy!

Today (Saturday): This time of year, frontal boundaries tend to meander rather than charge. This means changing air masses behind them can be a dirty process. Skies may remain mixed with clouds for a good chunk of the day. I think mainly high level, other than perhaps early in the morning. Filtering more than blocking. Sunshine should tend to become more dominant during the afternoon. It’s almost 10 degrees cooler in spots, but that’s still pretty warm. Highs are mostly in the upper 80s to near 90.    Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies are increasingly clear and free of haze. We’re on the cusp of a pleasant air mass. Just a tad too much humidity, but perhaps not enough to be bothersome. Temperatures end up in the mid-60s in the cooler suburbs to near 70, or just above, in the city. Winds are light from the northwest. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): We’ve had some nice weekends this summer, and that may be how this one ends up remembered. It’s definitely a notch better than today and still ideal for any summertime activities that involve water and sunshine. Highs are mostly in the mid- and upper 80s, although someone could manage a 90. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: The breaks in big-time summer heat are rarely too long this time of year, and we’ll begin to feel this more pleasant version of the season giving in by Sunday night. The first signs are increased humidity. Those dew points are creeping back near and above 70. This added moisture in the air helps keep temperatures up as well, with lows mainly in the near-70 to mid-70s zone. Confidence: Medium-High


The big difference for Monday is that increased humidity. It’s back to a level that feels pretty gross. Especially when you add in a little bit more warmth that Sunday. Highs are generally right around 90, with perhaps more folks above that mark than below. A few afternoon showers and storms are possible, and there is some potential storms could be strong. Confidence: Medium

The next high-pressure ridge is about to start building, just not quite yet on Tuesday. So we’re sort of stagnant and in a similar air mass to Monday. Odds of storms should be lower, and sunshine plentiful, as highs rise near 90. Confidence: Medium