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Time for a Beautiful Weekend
Storm strikes Herndon yesterday (photos included)

Jason Samenow @ 7:30 AM

The weekend's weather will be close to ideal. Get out and enjoy...


Nice Day StampEarly fog, then really nice. Weak high pressure over the area will result in a mostly sunny day -- with a few clouds dotting the sky by late in the afternoon. Humidity levels will be comfortable, and high temperatures should reach the low to mid 80s. Overnight, a weak cold front will sink southward through the area but will bring nothing but a few more clouds. Low temperatures should be near 60 downtown, and in the mid 50s in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: High-Very HighPartly cloudy, comfortable. The air will be dry behind the front that passed overnight -- with dewpoints in the mid 50s. With a mix of clouds and sun, high temperatures should reach the low 80s.

Yesterday's Storm photographer Kevin Ambrose describes an isolated storm that "popped" in the western suburbs yesterday affecting places like Centreville and Herndon:
It was an impressive storm, lots of rain and wind. The second photo [pictured below] may actually be gustnadoes? The white, snake-like clouds moved very quickly at the front of the gust front. They may have been more rain then clouds as it was not raining ahead of the gust front, but immediately behind the front the rain quickly became heavy. It was interesting that a pilot of a large jet taking off from Dulles must have seen the gust front and banked hard to the left and headed east over Reston which is well out of the normal flight path to the south over Centreville. Seconds later the gust front was visibile.

Humor: Weatherman attacked by Cockroach's Tropical Spotlight

Tropical Storm Florence.
Threat to the US Mainland: None
Threat to the DC Area: None
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Commentary: Tropical Florence has a decent chance to become a hurricane today, as she continues her "recurvature" out to sea, and possibly towards Bermuda.

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