Some color in an otherwise gray and rainy day yesterday. (Georgi-Ann Clarke via Twitter )

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

9/10: One point off for early clouds and fog. Otherwise increasing sun and warmth plus a nice breeze will hit the spot!


Today: Becoming partly sunny, warmer. Highs: Near 80.
Tonight: Clear and pleasant. Lows: Upper 50s to low 60s.
Tomorrow: Nice and sunny! Highs: Mid-80s.

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So, Saturday turned out to be a bummer. But the rest of our Labor Day weekend looks to be a marked improvement. More sun, more warmth, and less (no) rain allow us to fully enjoy the unofficial end of summer. We could then flirt with 90 degrees Tuesday before a cold front threatens midweek showers and storms.

Today (Sunday): As Harvey’s remnants continue north through New England, our skies brighten and the humidity drops. Following a mostly cloudy and foggy early-to-mid morning, skies should turn partly sunny as temperatures climb toward afternoon highs near 80. The only other weather of note is a steady breeze from the west, occasionally gusting near 20 to 25 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Winds slacken through the evening and our overnight can only be described as tranquil. Skies are mostly clear, with comfy temperatures falling into the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Labor Day): The weather co-operates for one final trip to the pool, though the water may be cooler than you’d like. Highs reach the mid-80s with humidity still mostly in check, and light winds from the south-southwest. Pretty much what you’d draw up for an enjoyable Labor Day Monday! Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Skies remain mostly clear, but with humidity levels increasing, our temperatures won’t fall back quite as much. Expect lows overnight in the low 70s downtown, mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs, with partly cloudy skies. Confidence: High


Tuesday gives us a chance to squeeze out one more 90-degree day. Skies start mostly sunny with clouds bubbling up in the heat of the day, as highs head for the upper 80s to near 90 with more noticeable humidity. An approaching cold front brings a 30 percent chance of showers mid-to-late afternoon, mainly north and west of D.C. Shower and storm chances increase to 40-50 percent area-wide Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium

With a nearly stationary front draped across our area Wednesday, we’re looking rather gray and damp. Waves of showers and a few thunderstorms seem likely with temperatures held in check by plenty of clouds. A few stronger storms aren’t out of the question, with highs topping out in the 70s to near 80. Confidence: Low-Medium