PM Update: Staying humid with a greater shower and storm threat Tuesday

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Dew points hovering around 70 in D.C. helped make today feel somewhat unpleasant despite high temperatures — mostly mid-80s — that weren’t too hot for this time of year. We’re stuck in the soup until a meandering cold front passes in the next few days, but I guess the soup is what this time of year is all about?

Through Tonight: Any isolated shower or thunderstorm should wane with the sunset if it hasn’t prior. After that, we’re partly to mostly cloudy with perhaps a bit of fog after midnight. Thanks to humidity remaining moderate to high, overnight temperatures only dip to the mid-60s to low 70s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): There may be a spot or two of morning fog, and that leads to skies that are generally cloudier than not during the day. Periods of showers and thunderstorms are a good bet (60% chance) as well, though it shouldn’t be an all day rain and some spots might not get much. Highs settle into the low-and-mid 80s.

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Butterflies near Manassas, Virginia. (Jim Knapp via flickr)

Fire relief: Crews battling wildfires in Colorado have been dealt a good hand over recent days with rains helping get the biggest blaze under increasing control. However, AccuWeather highlights renewed potential for “fire weather” over parts of the southwest this week.

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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