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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/20/2012

PM Update: Chance of evening storms today and tomorrow; otherwise tranquil, warm

Morning low clouds and fog gradually eroded today. Enough sunshine broke through for most of us to hit 80 degrees or so. Showers and storms are possible this evening as a disturbance swings through the region. This sequence of events repeats tomorrow with a pleasant enough summer day before a possible round of late day showers/storms.

Through Tonight: There’s a 40-50 percent chance of evening showers and storms, which may be strong but should fall short of severe limits. The line is slow-moving but seems to be holding together. Still, not everyone will see storms. Where it rains, downpours, gusty winds and even some small hail can’t be ruled out. After dark, storms wind down and it’s partly to mostly cloudy with lows 60-66 (suburbs-city). Early in the morning, some fog may form.

Tuesday: Patchy morning fog steadily burns off and we should see more sunshine than Monday. That helps boost highs into the low-to-mid 80s. During the late afternoon and early evening, another disturbance passing through could trigger showers and storms (20-30 percent chance).

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Pollen: Grasses, trees and weeds are LOW. Mold spores are HIGH.

By  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/20/2012

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