The last decaying remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are finally pushing through the area and out to sea. Though we’ve seen a good deal of sun today, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s, some afternoon cloudiness threatens to bring a shower or t’shower to a few spots through evening. This activity will be quite hit-or-miss, but brief downpours are possible in any spots that do see rain. The shocking news is that we actually have a day with no discernable rain risk on tap tomorrow!
Through Tonight: We stick with the risk of isolated to scattered showers with perhaps a rumble of thunder through the evening before the atmosphere settles down and skies tend to clear. Lows dip as far as the upper 50s in the coolest suburbs to probably the mid-60s downtown.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures dominate the day. Overall it’s looking pretty sweet, if not a bit warm for this time of year. Humidity should be relatively low but maybe still noticeable on a light southwest wind. Pretty much everyone should hit at least the mid-80s, with some upper 80s also likely mixed in.
Texas drought: As homeowners return to areas hit hard by fires in Texas last week, portions of the Southern Plains are hoping a midweek system produces a bit of extremely needed rain. The epic drought, now confirmed as the worst in the state’s history has broken so many records they are hard to count. And, sadly news of La Nina’s resurgence may mean more dry times ahead. This has left at least some people wondering if this will end up a new normal for the region.
Pollen update: Susan Kosisky of Walter Reed writes, “Our tree count, due to elm pollen is in the LOW range (NAB range) at 3.83 gr/cubic meter, which is more MODERATE for our local area count. Grass pollen is LOW (NAB range) at 3.19 gr/cubic meter, which also is more moderate for local area grass counts. Weed pollen is MODERATE (NAB range) at 11.18 gr/cubic meter, which is HIGH for our local area weed count. Mold spores are in the HIGH range at 18782.23 spores/cubic meter.”