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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/30/2011

PM Update: A marvelously mild midweek

No hurricanes. No extreme heat. Just warm, pleasant daytime sunshine (low-to-mid 80s) and clear, comfortable nights (50s and 60s). Let’s keep it going, shall we?

Through Tonight: Temperatures steadily fall back through the 70s this evening. By midnight, most spots are into the 60s with still more cooling to come. Early morning lows range from the low-to-mid 60s downtown to the low 50s in the cooler suburbs.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Sunshine is the story, sending temperatures on a upward ride into the mid-80s by late afternoon. Humidity levels remain in check, with dew points in the 50s.

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Pollen update from Walter Reed: Tree poll is LOW but weed and grass pollen are HIGH.

Irene rainfall records: Between August 27 and 29, 25 all-time daily rainfall records were set in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. 18 of these occurred on August 28, and included Mechanicsville in St. Mary’s county which received 8.67”. (hat tip: Capital Climate)

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