Final approach into Reagan National Airport. (Nathan Castellanos via Flickr )

Our benign August weather record played on today. Temperatures reaching the near-80 to mid-80s zone were coupled with low humidity. We’re knocking out days that can still be quite hot, so there’s certainly little room for complaint!

Through Tonight: Tranquil conditions persist. There’s a sprinkle or two out there, but it’s quick and not an issue. Lower cumulus clouds may dissipate into the evening, but higher-level clouds keep skies obscured through much or all of the night. Temperatures dip to the mid-60s to around 70 for lows. Winds are out of the south, around 5 mph.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Clouds are likely to remain numerous through the day. Some breaks are possible, but the cloud cover should help keep temperatures muted. Highs are mainly in the near-80 to low-80s zone. There could be some showers or storms late in the day, but they appear isolated to scattered and focused west for now. Some more rainfall is possible overnight.

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Pollen update: Mold spores are high. Other pollen types are low.

Winter is coming: Alaska is preparing for its first significant snowfall of the upcoming cold season. And even though it’s August, snow this soon isn’t unusual there.

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