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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/09/2012

PM Update: Some showers possible before a clearing and drying trend

A cold front pushing east of the area this afternoon will be reinforced by a secondary one still to the west, eventually bringing in drier and somewhat cooler air. But, first we may have to dodge some showers. Humidity that was noticeable on highs in the mid-70s will slowly drop off with northwest winds taking over, and by tomorrow you’ll not even notice it at all.

Through Tonight: Some showers, perhaps a rumble, may be around through the time the next front passes this evening, but they should generally be light with a few heavier embedded cells. Eastern portions of the area, and to the east of that, may end up with a bit more rain. Otherwise, skies transition to partly cloudy heading through the night with lows reaching the low-and-mid 50s in the suburbs to nearer 60 downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): This one’s looking rather nice, if also a bit breezy to bordering on windy. Partly to mostly sunny skies combine with a northwest wind around 15-20 mph during the mid and late day. That could include gusts past 30 mph. Fortunately, temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s, so it’s a friendly wind.

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Multiple waterspouts: Thunderstorm activity off the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines created some crazy scenes of multiple waterspouts touching down at once today. AccuWeather has compiled a group of photos as well.

Pollen update: Susan Kosisky at the US Army Centralized Allergen Extract Lab reports, “Trees are MODERATE at 56.23 grains/cubic meter. Grasses are MODERATE at 8.95 grains/cubic meter, which is HIGH for our local area counts. Weeds are LOW at 0.96 grains/cubic meter. Mold spores are in the LOW range at 4613.84 spores/cubic meter.”

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