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Fine Stretch Finishes Out Workweek

Dan Stillman @ 11:50 PM

After a brief bout with mugginess Monday and Tuesday, drier air returns today and for the rest of the workweek, though humidity will increase a bit each day. Temps will remain in the warm but seasonal range. The forecast details follow ...

Today, Tomorrow and Friday

Forecast Confidence: HighHigh and dry. High pressure centered to our north should keep us sunny and dry, as a breeze from the north gradually shifts to the northeast, and possibly the southeast on Friday:
Surface pressure map
  • Mostly sunny
  • Highs 86-89
  • Generally low humidity, possibly increasing on Friday
  • Lows in the upper 60s to near 70 in town, low-to-mid 60s in the burbs.
Pictured: Surface pressure map for tomorrow morning, courtesy College of DuPage.

The Weekend

Forecast Confidence: MediumMixed bag ... increasing humidity. After a partly to mostly sunny start to Saturday, a cool front approaching from the west may get close enough to give us increasing humidity, clouds and a small (25%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon or evening. On Sunday, the front likely moves closer, providing even more in the way of cloudiness and humidity, and raising rain chances toward the 40% range. Highs on both days should be in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Moving Nowhere Fast

The tropical disturbance off the east coast of Florida that Jason referred to on Monday as "this week's wild card" looks like it will spin in place for the next couple of days. Models are mixed as to where it will go after that, but it likely won't have an effect on our weather, at least not over the next several days.

Clay Anderson, Replaced

Steve VillanuevaChannel 4 meteorologist Clay Anderson is out, and in his place according to NewsBlues (via DCRTV) is Steve Villanueva from New York's WWOR-TV. According to his bio, Villanueva is "a native New Yorker who grew up in Flushing, Queens. ... Before joining WWOR 9 he was the Weekend Meteorologist at the Fox affiliate in Seattle. He also spent three years working as the Chief Meteorologist for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California and started his weather career at KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas."

Pictured: Steve Villanueva, courtesy WWOR-TV.

Throwing Caution to the Heat

While mid-to-upper 90s is not in our immediate forecast, it's still summertime and area athletes must still be cautious of the heat. This story in the Washington Post has tips for how those gearing up for the fall sports season can stay hydrated and avoid heat-related illness, such as that which killed a Stafford High School football player last week. Joey Roberson, 16, collapsed from heatstroke during practice last Tuesday, a day on which the high temperature at Reagan National was 90 degrees, and died in the hospital on Friday.

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