Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Fine Fourth Foreseen
Some Storms Possible


Variable clouds, warm. The center of the high pressure area which brought several days of cool, dry weather to the Washington metro area is moving offshore along the Virginia/North Carolina coast today, swinging the wind direction to the south and southwest. Humidity has increased somewhat along with the cloudiness. Dewpoints in the low to mid 50s mean it is still quite comfortable, however, especially with temperatures barely into the 80s.

Humidity will continue to increase, along with the chances of late day thunderstorms, to potentially dampen some Fourth of July activities.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Warm, more humid, chance of showers. Lows tonight under partly cloudy skies will be from the mid 60s downtown to the low 60s in the 'burbs. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and more humid with highs 82-87° and a 30% chance of late afternoon or evening thunderstorms.

For the outlook through the rest of the week, scroll on down to Jason's post below.

Tropical Topics

The National Hurricane Center reports that a low pressure area about 1500 miles east of the Windward Islands has the potential to become a tropical depression in the next couple of days.

School Daze: Double Lives

The "two best things about being a teacher are July and August." This week's installment of the WaPo's "Secret Worlds of Summer" series describes the activities of teacher/lifeguards.

Accompanying that article is a story on what a Rockville science teacher did on his summer vacation. If you are a K-12 teacher and are interested in a more productive use for your summer, check out yesterday's Update for information on the NWA education fund grants program.

Have a great holiday!

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