Sure, it’s still technically summer, but that doesn’t mean it has to feel like it. Strong high pressure is parked to our northwest, keeping the D.C. area under a cool north wind. Temperatures will be a good 8 to 12 degrees below normal once again Sunday, but I suspect most will be okay with that.
Through tonight: A mix of sun and clouds continues through the early evening, with cloud cover gradually reducing after sunset. With clear skies expected overnight, temperatures may be a few degrees cooler than last night. Lows in the upper 40s outside the Beltway and in the low 50s in the city. Winds will be light out of the north.
View the current weather at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Sunday): A cool start to the day, with some locations falling into the upper 40s overnight. We recover nicely under partly sunny skies. In general, there should be less cloud cover Sunday than today, with afternoon temperatures a tad warmer. Highs will range from 71 to 75 degrees with a light north wind at 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear and cool once again Sunday night, with lows ranging from 48 to 54 degrees.
Cool days, cooler nights: While you were sleeping, two of the three main climate sites around D.C. dropped into the 40s for the first time in many months. Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International airports recorded lows of 48 and 49 degrees respectively, while Reagan National’s low was 56 degrees. For what it’s worth, Dulles and BWI didn’t drop below 50 for the first time last year until early October. So you could say that we are getting a jump start on fall in 2017.
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