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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/16/2011

PM Update: Nice Tuesday night and a wonderful Wednesday

Despite a touch of humidity, a nice blend of sun and clouds along with a refreshing northerly breeze has made for an overachieving Tuesday. This afternooon’s mid-80s felt just great. This evening, aside from a stray shower, it’s quiet and comfortable. Warm sunshine and low humidity make Wednesday a winner as well.

Through Tonight: An isolated shower is possible (10-20% chance) through sunset mainly east of I-95. As the evening wears on, skies steadily clear. Overnight lows range from near 60 in the cooler suburbs to near 70 downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): There’s no shortage of sunshine so temperatures warm steadily. Afternoon highs reach the upper 80s (90 isn’t out of the question in a few spots). Humidity levels are very slightly lower than today’s but there are fewer clouds and lighter winds. In hindsight, some may prefer today’s conditions over tomorrow’s.

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Pollen update: Walter Reed reports grass and weed pollen is MODERATE, mold spores HIGH and tree pollen LOW.

Global temperatures seventh warmest in July: NOAA reports the average temperature during July was 1.03 F above the 20th century average, ranking it 7th warmest since records began in 1880. July was 317th consecutive month with global temperatures above the 20th century average. NOAA also notes Arctic sea ice was the lowest on record for the month, as we reported in a previous blog post.

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