PM Update: Much cooler tonight and Friday as autumn begins

WEATHER NEWS: PM Update: Much cooler tonight and Friday as autumn begins

Temperatures reached the mid-70s to low 80s during the midday as a cold front passed the area. The few showers that popped up along it didn’t amount to a whole lot. The wind that has followed the front is quite the reminder that summer is over, with gusts pushing into the 35-mph range at times. It’ll increasingly feel the part of the new season on Friday.

When summer ends: it’s not a day. It’s a moment.

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Through Tonight: Skies fully clear with sunset and stay that way overnight. Temperatures will be dipping through the mid-60s around sunset as gusty winds from the northwest persist. Lows will end up in the upper 40s and lower 50s most spots. Winds will be from the northwest around 10 to 20 mph, with gusts past 30 mph.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Lots of sun! It will be a crisp morning and a cool day. Highs will be in the upper 60s. Northwest winds will blow around 15 mph, with gusts near 30 mph. Winds should diminish late.

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Pollen update: Weed pollen, mold spores and tree pollen are all low/moderate. Grass pollen is low.

Cooling down: Friday could be the first day with a high in the 60s since May 24. The first day with a high below 70 in fall averages around Sept. 19 these days. Last year, we had to wait until Oct. 11 when the high was 69.

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