Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Quiznos Kind of Day


Mm, mm, toasty! The official Washington temperature reached 90° at 2pm, but a mainly northerly breeze and dewpoints in the mid 50s have helped to keep it quite comfortable for August. The radar is totally dry in all directions for hundreds of miles, despite a weak front hovering near the Mason-Dixon line.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Warm, becoming more humid. Tonight should be fairly pleasant, but humidity is likely to creep upward by morning. Lows should be more of "the usual": near 70 city, mid 60s 'burbs. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and a little more humid with a slight chance of PM showers or thunderstorms and highs in the upper 80s.

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

Tropical Topics

Debby gained a little strength in the eastern Atlantic with maximum winds of 50 mph this morning, but it is back down to 45 mph on the latest advisory. The expected track still keeps it well east of Bermuda.

An area of more potential threat is a tropical wave a couple of hundred miles east of the Windward Islands. It could develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours. A reconnaissance flight is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow to investigate.

Broadcast News

ABC News has announced that Sam Champion has been promoted from New York's WABC to be the weather anchor for "Good Morning America", beginning on Sept. 5. He will also be weather editor for ABC News and "will contribute feature reports on the environment and weather-related issues."

Photo from ABC News

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