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

6/10: Any day that’s not hot in August could be worse. This one could be better as well.


Today: Mostly cloudy, p.m. showers or storms. Highs: Near 80 to mid-80s.
Tonight: Showers ending, mostly cloudy. Lows: Mid-60s to low 70s.
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers possible. Highs: Mid-80s to near 90.

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Today should be Day 10 in a row without 90 degrees or higher. We haven’t done that during this stretch of August since 2004. The sub-90 degree streak isn’t too common — but also not too likely to last much longer. If there’s one thing people around here know, it’s not to give up on summer until September is over. We’ve got a while go to yet.

Today (Monday): Clouds are many through much or all of the day, although it may be sunnier for a while this morning. Some showers should break out and move through during the afternoon into evening, but they probably won’t amount to a whole lot. High temperatures range from near 80 to the mid-80s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Showers may persist into the night. As with activity during the day, anything that falls should be light. Many spots see partly to mostly cloudy skies rather than rain most of the night. Lows dip to the mid-60s in the cooler suburbs and are as warm as the low 70s in the city. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a little unclear how far south the precipitation from today into tonight moves. For now, it seems as though it should mostly or fully be south of us, but it’s hard to say there’s no chance of rain. Even if it doesn’t rain, we are not that far removed, so cloudiness may be hard to totally kick out of here. Sunnier skies are likelier as you head farther north, with highs in the mid-80s to near 90. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: We’re back into full-on summertime by this point. Humidity is high, so temperatures don’t fall too easily, and skies usually have some sort of cloudiness. Lows make it to the 70s — windows may be mainly closed once again for a while. Confidence: Medium-High


Wednesday should bring more heat and humidity, but probably less in the way of rain chances. Under partly cloudy skies, highs rise to right around 90. Most or all of the area should remain dry, although an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. Confidence: Medium

Not a whole lot of change is in store for Thursday and Friday. The main difference is increased risk of showers and storms late in the day as a front settles into the area. It’ll be partly cloudy both days, with more clouds in the afternoon. Highs are near 90, or a bit above, with the highest temperatures seemingly likely on Friday. Confidence: Medium

It seems as though we might remain in between high pressure over the Atlantic Ocean and lower pressure well to the northwest through the weekend. This means we’re in the zone where it could be unsettled. But figuring out exactly where and when from is difficult from here. For now, a chance of tropical showers should present itself both days. High temperatures are generally near 90, with lows in the 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium