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PM Update: The key is in the car

Morning showers and perserving afternoon clouds capped high temperatures in the mid-80s. But it was miserably humid. An isolated thundershower is possible this evening before a slight downtick in humidity and cloud cover on Friday. But it’s plenty hot, probably 90+ degree day number 53 of 2012.

Through Tonight: Shocking, I know- we remain oppressed by the humidity while running the risk (20 percent) of an isolated, heavy and slow-moving thundershower. Any thundershowers should collapse after dark. .Lows range from the upper 60s in the cooler suburbs to the low 70s downtown. Patchy fog is likely by morning.

Friday: Humidity levels decrease modestly, but it’s still a bit sticky. After any fog burns off, we have more sunshine than today, boosting high temperatures to around 90. You might notice a light wind from the south at 5-10 mph mainly during the afternoon.

See David Streit’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Pollen: Grasses are MODERATE, weeds are HIGH and mold spores are MODERATE.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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