PM Update: Pleasant through the night; showers, rumbles possible late Tuesday

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Today was close to perfect. If only it was still the weekend. Despite a start to the day that had many spots near freezing, highs largely near 70 to the low 70s. To make matters better, sun was dominant. You’re probably noticing the pollen ticking back up though! Hopefully we can dampen it tomorrow.

Through Tonight: Expect skies to stay fairly clear for most of the evening. As we get through the night, clouds will start to increase from the west. Mainly high level to start, but by morning we may be mostly cloudy. South winds pump in some milder air, so we only reach the mid-40s to near 50 overnight.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Skies are mostly cloudy on the whole, but we could see some extended sunnier breaks as well. Even without that, temperatures should be quite warm — reaching the mid-70s to near 80 most spots. By mid-afternoon we’ll need to keep eyes to the west, as showers and thundershowers should become more numerous while moving this direction. We stick with that risk into the evening. As of now it doesn’t appear we’ll see any severe weather, and activity could be hit-or-miss.

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Flowers in Dumbarton Oaks on April 19. (angela n. via flickr)

Pollen update: Tree pollen has returned to the HIGH level, with 104.15 grains/cubic meter as of the last measurement. Grass pollens and mold spores remain LOW at this time.

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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