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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/17/2011

PM Update: A little more dry and quiet weather before mid-week storm arrives

As if Monday isn’t already a hard enough day to spend inside at work, today’s splendid weather has made it even harder. After waking up to a good deal of clouds, skies cleared out nicely for much of the day, allowing temperatures to rise to near 70 for the third time in a row. I’ll take it -- even if stuck inside most of the day

Through Tonight: Plan on some increase in clouds late evening and beyond, potentially as far as mostly cloudy for a time. It’s a bit warmer than recent nights as lows fall near 50 in the outlying areas to the mid-50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): We’re looking at periods of clouds and sun. It may be rather cloudy to start, though I think we see sunnier times during the midday before clouds increase again heading into evening. A few showers may attempt to creep in by late evening, but most of the rain should hold off until Wednesday begins. Highs should range from near 70 to the mid-70s.

See Jason Samenow’s forecast through the end of the week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

Last week’s tornadoes: Seven tornadoes have been confirmed in Virginia from last Thursday’s bout of severe weather. Five of them occurred in the NWS Baltimore/Washington region, including one weak one which produced sporadic damage near Colchester in Fairfax County. Others touched down in Orange County, Fauquier County, Stafford and Prince William counties. Analysis of the event continues, but it is expected that all of these tornadoes were rated EF0 or EF1 across the region.

NFL’s worst: This one probably depends on your view point. For me, watching snow and football is a nice mesh of two worlds. Anyway, The Weather Channel has released its top 5 worst weather cities in the NFL. They’re as follows from #1 to #5: Buffalo, Ny.; Cleveland, Oh.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Green Bay, Wi.; and Kansas City, Mo. Apparently, cold weather is a negative when it comes to football...

Pollen update: Susan Kosisky from Walter Reed writes, “Tree, grass and weed pollen are all in the LOW range. Several cedar/cypress/juniper family pollen members were observed at 0.64 gr/cubic meter. Ragweed and sage pollen account for our weed pollen at 2.88 gr/cubic meter. Mold spores are in the MODERATE range at 12805.10 spores/cubic meter of air.”

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