PM Update: A few showers possible overnight, and more 80s tomorrow

For the first time in ages, it’s not 95 degrees or higher this afternoon! On a day like this, it’s hard to even care that it’s still rather humid out there. Highs are ranging from the low-to-mid 80s this afternoon and most spots have been dry since late morning. As far as rain of consequence, that should largely tend to remain south, but we might have to dodge a few showers from time to time.

Through Tonight: We’ve still got enough humidity around that it’s hard to call the overnight cool, but it won’t be too bad either. There’s about a 40% chance that you’ll see some rain overnight, as it appears it’ll try to scatter itself over parts of the area. Nothing should be that heavy though. Lows reach the mid-60s to low 70s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Another day of more clouds than sun, which helps keep our new streak of no heat wave alive! With any luck we’ll see humidity levels a little lower as well, if not quite into a truly comfortable territory. With only a slight (30%) chance of a passing shower, highs head mainly to the mid-80s.

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Where’d the heat go? As things finally return closer to “normal” here, the big heat dome that impacted us for far too long has shrunk south and is rebuilding over the western United States. High heat stretches from Oregon and Idaho into the desert southwest. Typical hot spots in southern California and Arizona are expected to head to 110-120 again today. At least it’s a dry heat.

Pollen update: Tree pollen is LOW; Grass pollen is LOW/MODERATE; Weed pollen is LOW/MODERATE; and mold spores are MODERATE.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.

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