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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/22/2011

PM Update: Late August awesomeness

Hurricane Tracking Center (with Tweets from NHC)

summer’s very best weather is here. The sun is warm, the air is dry, and the breeze sublime. And tonight you can have save some dough by turning off the A/C. On Tuesday, we get another standout day, with more sensational sunshine and low humidity.

Through Tonight: Scattered clouds fade this evening and it’s clear the remainder of the night. With dry air overhead and diminishing winds, temperatures fall off steadily. Lows range from the almost chilly low-to-mid 50s in the cooler suburbs to near 65 downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A day just like today with slightly fewer clouds and lighter winds. After a refreshingly cool start, afternoon highs warm to the low-to-mid 80s.

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Pollen update from Walter Reed: Tree and grass pollen is LOW; weed pollen is MODERATE.

Irene in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Irene caused 800,000 power outages in Puerto Rico and produced winds up to 96-110 mph in its higher mountains according to meteorologist Jeff Masters. In addition, rainfall totals reached 5-10 inches on its east coast based on doppler radar estimates.

Houston heat: Houston tied its record (from 1980) for most 100+ days in a calendar year yesterday, reaching that level for the 32nd time. At 4 p.m. today (CDT), it was 100 - breaking the record. See Capital Climate for more.

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