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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

PM Update: Small rain risk into the night, then turning warmer tomorrow

Persistent clouds and showers that largely tapered off after the morning have kept us quite cool this afternoon. Today’s highs mainly in the upper 60s and low 70s are right on target -- for late April. In fact, Dulles may end up breaking a record for the lowest high temperature on this date (previously 71). But, fear not... it’s about to turn toasty!

Through Tonight: I would not expect much more rain, but with additional showers and t’showers still to our west, it’s certainly possible we get a little more. The risk should dwindle after midnight though. While it might have been cool today, dew points are on the rise, and that means lows probably don’t dip much further than the mid-60s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Clouds should break, though we’ll still run into some of ‘em here and there. Let’s call it partly cloudy. Otherwise, the idea that warmer days are right ahead should start to be known as highs head for the mid-80s to near 90.

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Where have the tornadoes gone? May was quiet when it comes to tornadoes. Very quiet. Preliminary numbers put it as one of the calmest on record, and there are no signs of any real resurgence heading through what usually marks the end of the main season.

Pollen update: Prior to today’s rain: Tree pollen was LOW; Grass pollen was LOW/MODERATE; Weed pollen was LOW/MODERATE; and mold spores were LOW.

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