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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/06/2011

PM Update: It’s about to turn hot

Today has been simply magnificent with a mix of sunshine and fair weather clouds, comfortably warm temperatures and low humidity. Highs have generally made it into the mid-80s. A very nice evening and overnight lies ahead before it starts to heat up tomorrow.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Count me among those who will try to spend some time outside this evening. Under mostly clear sky, temperatures are very pleasant - falling through the 70s after it turns dark and ultimately hitting the floor near 60 in the cooler suburbs with mid-to-upper 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s about five degrees warmer than today and slightly more humid. But it’s still tolerable. Highs end up around 90. And while humidity levels are up relative to Monday, they’re still just moderate with dewpoints in the low 60s. The wind is soft, from the west and southwest near 10 mph.

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Pollen update: From Walter Reed: “Grass pollen is HIGH for our local area count. Tree pollen is MODERATE for our local area tree counts. Weed pollen is LOW at 2.88 gr/cubic meter and mold spores are in the MODERATE range at 7408.24 gr/cubic meter.”

Tropics: An area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean, just south of Grand Cayman, is showing some signs of development. The National Hurricane Center indicates there’s a 50 percent chance it will become a tropical depression. However, its window for development is short as hostile wind shear is forecast to rip the disturbance apart after tomorrow.

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