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PM Update: Clouds to mostly obscure transit of Venus, remaining cool

Our snap of cool June weather reached its maximum intensity today as temperatures struggled to reach 70 degrees. It was the coolest June day since June 5, 2009 when the high was 63. Mostly cloudy skies had a lot to do with the cool temps and they will also compromise viewing prospects for the transit of Venus beginning at 6:04 p.m. EDT. More cool, cloudy weather is on tap for Wednesday with a chance of showers.

Through Tonight: Skies are mostly cloudy. Maybe, just maybe, there are a few breaks in the cloud cover big enough to sneak a peek at the transit of Venus, but it doesn’t look too promising. It’s cool overnight, with lows ranging from 52-56, suburbs-city.

Wednesday: Another day with variable cloud cover tending cloudier than not. The airmass moderates slightly, allowing highs to climb back into the low-to-mid 70s. A disturbance passing by triggers a 40 percent chance of showers.

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Pollen: Grass counts are LOW-MODERATE, all other counts are LOW.

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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