PM Update: Rain exits and skies clear tonight; comfortable sunshine Friday

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Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

It’s been a cloudy but rain-free day around the District, while some showers have dotted our southern suburbs. The clouds brought relief from Wednesday’s heat, and at some points during the day it almost felt downright cool (comparatively speaking). Humidity has been relatively low, around 50%, and the temperature hovered around 80 degrees. Tomorrow is more sunny, and that will raise the mercury a little, while the humidity drops.

Through Tonight: High pressure builds this evening, shutting off any lingering showers in our southern areas and gradually clearing out the skies. Expect a low in the mid-60s downtown and around 60 in our cooler suburbs.  Winds are out of the north around 5 mph.

Tomorrow (Friday): It gets a little warmer as you end your work week, but low humidity keeps things tolerable. Skies are mostly cloud-free  with highs in the mid-80s. Light winds continue out of the north around 5 mph.

Pollen: Grass, tree, and weed pollen is LOW. Mold spores are MODERATE.

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These adorable ducklings were caught trying to climb a fountain ledge on July 21. You can do it, little guy! (philliefan99 via Flickr)

These adorable ducklings were caught trying to climb a fountain ledge on July 21. You can do it, little guy! (philliefan99 via Flickr)

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ISS Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted another breath-taking photo today, describing another peril of space life. We’re considering sending him some CWG-branded Ray-Bans on the next cargo delivery.

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