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Gear up for a Beachy Keen Weekend

A. Camden Walker @ 1:00 AM

The much-touted good weather weekend is on its way. After the cold front today completely passes through--maybe threatening an isolated shower or two-- we will be SET for a fantastic weather weekend.


Partly sunny and warm. Shower? Before our area humidity decreases, we'll need to get this cold front through the area. High temperatures today will be in the middle 80s, with a 20% chance of a lingering late afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Really, though, it will be a fairly pleasant day with some sun and slowly falling humidity. It's late August, after all!


By A. Camden Walker on Tuesday morning outside of the Old Executive Office Building, on Pennsylvania Avenue.


Lovely. Morning low temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s, will head up to just 80 or 83 degrees. Rain chances have departed our area with the cold front's departure. Humidity will be below seasonal averages--very noticeably nice! Still use the sunscreen this weekend. Strong, late summer sun will still be shining until the equinox!

Sunday and Labor Day

Lovely, II & III. Clear skies allow morning low temperatures to dip down to 60 degrees (turn-off the A/C!). And the good keeps getting better throughout the day. Sunny skies. Light winds. High temperatures around 80. For what more could you ask!

Labor Day will be equally delightful, with temperatures just a few degrees higher. Mostly sunny skies should again prevail.

Be sure to peek further ahead; see Josh's discussion below for a sneak peek at the rest of next week's forecast.

Headed to the Beach This Holiday Weekend?: Weather at the Delaware/Maryland beaches will be nice throughout the long weekend. Look for mostly sunny skies and temperatures near 80 all three days. Ocean temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 70s.

Asthma Abates - Temporarily?

In the Washington Post, I found new guidelines released by NIH on daily asthma prevention. Sufferers out there can be encouraged by reduced humidity levels this weekend, accompanying the fresh airmass heading in from Canada. Still, we are not done with high asthma season. Children start school en masse this upcoming month, and raise the statistics for asthma-related hospitalization through October. Take care, especially until we fully exit these warm-weather days with moderate to poor air quality in urban areas.

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