PM Update: Warm with moderate humidity through tomorrow

It’s been another day of very warm temperatures and moderate humidity, with highs reaching the upper 80s to near 90. Thus far, today’s shower and storm focus has remained northwest of the area, and most spots should stay dry around here during the next 24 hours. Besides that, it’s more of the same into tomorrow with clouds occasionally ruling the sky, but also plenty of clearer times as well.

Through Tonight: Most spots are partly to mostly cloudy through evening, but an isolated shower or t’storm might try to form up and park itself over someone. The best odds of that might be over north and west parts of the area. Skies remain variably cloudy as night sets in, and we ultimately drop to lows in the mid-60s to lower 70s.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We’ve got another partly cloudy day ahead, as well as temperatures near or just above normal. Humidity levels may come down a smidge, but they’re likely to remain in the moderate category through the day. Highs reach the upper 80s to near 90. There may be an isolated shower or storm, but nothing targeting more than a handful of places seems likely.

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Searing heat: The interior southwest continues to bake today, with many areas of southern California and Arizona under excessive heat warnings. Just yesterday, Furnace Creek in Death Valley, Ca. hit 125 degrees, the highest temperature recorded in the U.S. this year. And at Beaver Dam, Arizona, the temperature topped 120, setting all-time record highs. Highs today are expected to be close to those of yesterday.

Pollen update: Tree pollen is LOW; Grass pollen is LOW/MODERATE; Weed pollen is LOW; Mold spores are Low.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.

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