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“With humans indoors, animals go wild,” reads one recent COVID-19 related headline, and you can add reptiles to that list of wildlife exploring empty places. “The other day walking along Gay Street . . . I was surprised to spy a large turtle ahead on the sidewalk,” writes Washington resident Constance Bruce.



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  • Humidity: 98%
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  • Wind: 1 mph
  • UV Index: 8 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:20:28 AM
  • Sunset: 08:14:50 PM


Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon hours. High 84F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.


Mostly clear. Low 67F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy skies. High 89F. Winds light and variable.