Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Nice for August


Comfortably warm: For the first time in about 2 weeks, Washington metro area afternoon temperatures are several degrees below average in the mid 80s after an official low of 68°. Although a few locations have crept past 60°, most dewpoints are in the very comfortable 50s. Regional radar is dry in all directions.

Tonight and Tomorrow

More humid, chance of showers: Humidity and clouds will be increasing overnight as the cold front which came through early yesterday tries to return from the southwest as a warm front. Lows will be in the low 70s in town, a few degrees cooler in the 'burbs. There is a chance of showers or thunderstorms tomorrow morning, especially to the south of the immediate area, but a better chance (40%) in the afternoon; highs will be in the low to mid 80s, depending on the amount of sunshine.

Scroll down to Dan's post below for the outlook through the weekend.

Tropical Topics

The National Hurricane Center is still watching a low pressure area which is now approaching the Lesser Antilles. A reconnaissance flight this afternoon found no closed circulation at the surface, but conditions look favorable for development of a tropical depression in the next day or so.

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Seasonal Outlook

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