PM Update: Amazing weather arrives Wednesday; perhaps a shower beforehand


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After some morning showers, the balance of the day has been dry, warm and moderately humid.  A cold front slices through the region this evening, with some widely scattered showers.  Then, a truly magnificent trio of days awaits.

Through Tonight: A broken line of showers (with maybe a rumble) scoots through the area this evening – with just a 25 percent chance or so of getting wet.  Air gradually turns cooler and less humid after midnight, with lows from near 60 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-60s downtown.  Light winds become out of the northwest at around 5-10 mph late.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): A breathtakingly beautiful day.  Low humidity combines with beautiful sunshine and a delightful breeze (from the northwest at 10-15 mph).  Highs are right around 80 degrees. AHHHH….

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Scene at the Capitol on August 11 (Jim Knapp via Flickr)

Pollen: Trees and grasses are LOW. Weeds are LOW-MODERATE, and mold spores are HIGH.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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