NowSunny, mild. Heavy fog persisting until a little past noon put a damper on the Washington official high reading of 59° at National Airport this afternoon, but most other locations in the region enjoyed spring-like temperatures in the low and mid 60s. Dulles hit 63°, but fog-plagued BWI still had visibility of 1/8 mile late this afternoon and a high of 55°.
A shot of slightly cooler and drier air should arrive late tomorrow, but generally mild and dry conditions will prevail into next week. Since there are only 6 days in December history which have never observed temperatures of 70° or more, the best chance to set a daily record is Monday, as posted by Josh earlier. Thanks to last week's cold, the month so far was still averaging 0.5° below average through yesterday, but that deficit was erased today.
Tonight and TomorrowMostly clear, mild, some fog possible. Skies will be mostly clear tonight, but the still-moist dewpoints could result in some fog in low-lying areas by morning; lows will be from the low 40s downtown to the upper 30s in the cooler 'burbs. Tomorrow will be sunny and continued mild, highs in the low 60s.
For the outlook through the weekend and beyond with Larson's Long-Range, scroll down to Josh's post below.
MediarologyOne Degree, the online affiliate of The Weather Channel's weekly "Climate Code" series, has posted the 2006 Hot List
to call attention to those around the world who dedicated their time and energy to an issue that exploded into the public's consciousness in 2006 -- global climate change.The non-partisan list of 10 individuals and groups represents those "policy makers, advocates, skeptics and scientists" who were deemed to have had the most influence during the year on this topic. Of particular note to Capitalweather.com readers is the fact that our own Andrew Freedman was one of the contributors to the writeups of the list members.