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Under variably (but again increasingly cloudy again late) skies today, temperatures have only managed to get into the upper 70s to near 80. It’s almost like fall is just around the corner... Oh wait, it is! We might see some showers or sprinkles make their way into the area before the evening is out, but they won’t amount to much and there’s more awesome weather ahead.

Through Tonight: Clouds temporarily become more numerous as some showers try to work in from the west. I doubt a ton of them make it, but a few spots could get a ground-wetting shower or so. After this evening, under gradually clearer skies, temperatures should fall to the mid-or-upper 50s in the suburbs to the low-or-mid 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): This might be a 10 or close to a 10? Well, we’ll see. Should be close! Expect lots of sunshine, a light north or northeast breeze and temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s.

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August “dry spell” over? It always seems to happen this way. Point out a “trend,” and it gets broken. Following the rainiest August day in 40 years as part of the onslaught from Irene, National’s monthly precipitation for August now stands at 8.72”. This is the wettest August since 1967 and now stands in 10th all time for the month when it comes to high rain totals. One thing to keep in mind, places to the west have generally seen less rain this month, but pretty much everyone should be past their monthly average at this point.

Pollen update: Due to Hurricane Irene there is no current pollen report.