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PM Update: A few showers this evening, then clearing for a delightful Wednesday

Good riddance to this swampy day. While clouds and showers held temperatures down in the tolerable 70s, humidity was uncomfortably high. A cold front clears us out later tonight, but not before a little more rain is possible this evening. On Wednesday, beautiful sunshine returns and, thankfully, the high humidity exits.

Through Tonight: Mostly cloudy and humid this evening with a 40-50 percent of showers and thundershowers. A few of the thundershowers may contain heavy downpours, but they’ll be hit or miss. Between 8 p.m. and midnight, activity diminishes, with slow clearing after that time. Lows range from the low 60s in the cooler suburbs to the upper 60s downtown.

Wednesday: We may have a little fog early on, then skies become mostly sunny. Moderate humidity levels linger in the morning before drier air filters in during the afternoon. Highs reach the low 80s, with a pleasant breeze from the northwest at 10-20 mph.

See Matt Rogers’ 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.

Rainfall totals: Just 0.17” fell today at Reagan National Airport. Amounts were higher at Dulles and BWI where totals reached 0.31” and 0.39”.

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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