A duck enjoys the Tidal Basin on Saturday, a day just about as nice as today. (wolfpackWX via Flickr)

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

10/10: Weather so nice that Congress may come back from recess.


Today: Mostly sunny, low humidity. Highs: Low-to-mid 80s.
Tonight: Clear skies, calm winds. Lows: Near 60 to mid-60s.
Tomorrow: Mostly to partly sunny. Highs: Low-to-mid 80s.

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Our midweek is a magnificent one today and tomorrow. Too bad it couldn’t wait for the weekend, which looks more humid and potentially unsettled.

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Today (Wednesday): Beautiful weather is back! High pressure provides mostly sunny skies, as highs head for the low-to-mid 80s with low humidity. Winds are light, from the north and northeast. Confidence: High

Tonight: We’ll cruise right through the evening and overnight, with calm winds and clear skies. Lows range from near 60 to the mid-60s, with not too much of the usual mugginess. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): If you’re looking for a difference between today and tomorrow, it’s really just the potential for increasing clouds later in the afternoon. Otherwise we should see plenty of sun again for much of the day, with similar highs in the low-to-mid 80s, and the humidity still in check. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Skies turn mostly cloudy and the humidity rises as we pick up more of an onshore flow. With the added mugginess, lows only drop to the upper 60s to low 70s, with a shower possible overnight or toward morning. Confidence: Medium-High


As of now, Friday through Sunday is looking at least somewhat unsettled. With a cool front approaching and possibly stalling nearby, each day may feature considerable clouds with the chance of showers and storms. Highs aim for near 80 to the mid-80s, with moderate to high humidity. Confidence: Low-Medium