**Enhanced Threat for the Spread of Wildfires through 6 p.m.**

Nary a cloud to speak of on this afternoon’s satellite imagery. We’ve had some near picture-perfect and dry weather today thanks to a sprawling ridge of high pressure that refuses to move over the next few days. Any complaints about that? The one caveat is that dry factor, which when combined with some gusty winds has raised the fire threat this afternoon. So do be sure to keep a close eye on your afternoon barbecues and roasts.

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Through tonight: Gusty winds should die down after sunset, with temperatures falling through the 50s before midnight. Mostly clear, calm and not too cold overnight, with lows settling in the upper 30s in outlying areas and in the low to mid-40s in urban spots.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Monday): The nice weather continues, and temperatures end up a tad warmer than today’s. Fair-weather clouds could work their way in by the afternoon, but that won’t stop us from reaching the low 70s. Winds will be a bit breezy from the northwest, about 10 mph. Partly cloudy and seasonable in the evening, with lows in the mid- to upper 40s.

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A record “high”: And we aren’t talking about high temperatures this time. You know that ridge of high pressure that’s been brining us all of this nice weather? Well, its center is located over northern Florida, and to gauge just how strong this high is, take a look at the National Weather Service announcement from this afternoon.

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