In honor of the Nats. Photo from Aug 31, 2014. (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

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

2/10: A day of drizzling won’t keep the flowers from fizzling or my temper from sizzling.


Today: Occasional drizzle/light showers, breezy. Highs: 65-69
Tonight: Cloudy, drizzle possible. Lows: 55-59
Tomorrow: Cloudy, calm, drizzle possible. Highs: 66-70

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While temperatures may be more reflective of the season the next two days, don’t get used to it. More summer warmth returns for the weekend so toss the pumpkin and grab the beach ball! At least it is not quite as humid as the recent sauna. All the missed chances for rains are not making gardens happy but maybe, just maybe, some better rain will arrive early Monday.

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Today (Thursday): Clouds dominate the area today but produce more drizzle than significant showers. Temperatures are notably cooler as highs are likely to do no better than mid-to-upper 60s. Northeast breezes are on the brisk side.  Confidence: High

Tonight: Breezes die down but clouds and occasional drizzle remain firmly in place. Lows end up in the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Friday): Cloudy skies persist much of the day with just an occasional break later in the day. A few spots of drizzle are possible. Winds are nearly calm with highs mainly in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Clouds persist but drizzle becomes a rare occurrence. Winds remain calm with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s but lower 60s downtown. Confidence: High


Saturday features a whole lot more sun but still a healthy population of clouds from time to time. Temperatures climb to highs in the mid-to-upper 70s with warmer spots likely to sneak into the lower 80s. Humidity is moderate. Overnight lows hold in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  Confidence: Medium-High

Sunshine is plentiful on Sunday and with highs likely to reach the low-to-mid 80s, shorts and T-shirts remain the wardrobe of choice. Humidity creeps higher but is not too bad. Skies cloud up overnight and lows range from the mid-to-upper 50s in the suburbs to lower 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday holds forth the promise of rains (possibly a t-storm) most any time as a decent cold front pushes into the area. Highs should be low-to-mid 70s but could be lower if the rains come very early in the day. Confidence: Medium