DC-AREA FORECAST: Sunny and some smoke today as storm chances pause

* Code Orange Today’s air quality for wildfire smoke*

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

8/10: Not too hot, not too humid, but we could see enough wildfire smoke to spoil a day in the sun.

  • Today: Mostly partly sunny, low humidity. Highs: Low to mid 80s.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, very dull, calm air. Lows: Low to mid 60s.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and hot trend. Highs: Mid to upper 80s.

After a few days of showers and storms, or a distinct possibility, we’ll be quiet for the next couple of days. Wildfire smoke has returned to our skies today, albeit somewhat breaking the silence. Otherwise we’ve got a couple of nice days today and tomorrow before a hot Friday. Showers and storm chances return late Friday for a warm and humid weekend.

Today (Wednesday): Nice Day Stamp is best in late June even if you avoid the smog from wildfire smoke. Skies will be mostly partly sunny, with highs in the low and mid 80s. You’ll notice low humidity (near 60 dew points) with winds blowing out of the northwest at 10 mph. A slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower. Confidence: Medium High

Tonight: Mostly clear and not too blurry. Lows will fall back into the low to mid 60s with very light to calm winds. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Upper pressure keeps clouds away and humidity in check. Temperatures will be a bit warmer, however, with sunny highs in the mid to upper 80s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow night: Skies will remain partly cloudy as humidity begins to rise again. That means warm lows in the mid 60s to near 70s. Confidence: High

The warming trend continues Friday Highs in the 80s to low 90s with mostly partly sunny skies. We’re in for high humidity and a chance for isolated or scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon or evening. Lows in the 60s to low 70s Friday night. Confidence: Medium

July begins with a classic midseason Weekend. We are in the high 90’s with high temperatures and humidity. On both days, as of now, widespread rain and thundershowers are possible, especially in the afternoon and evening. Confidence: Medium

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