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PM Update: Quadruple your pleasure - more sunny 70s Thursday

We scored a hat trick with our third consecutive stellar day. Like the last two, we’ve enjoyed a nice blend of clouds and sun with afternoon temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Tomorrow’s no different, except maybe fewer clouds and a hair warmer.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: The few clouds dotting the sky this afternoon should gradually fade, resulting in mainly clear skies overnight. That should allow good viewing of the four planets clustered near the eastern horizon pre-dawn.Overnight lows are a bit milder than the past couple of nights, with lows ranging from the upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Another winner of a day. Skies are mostly sunny and with a light wind from the south, temps are a nudge warmer. You may also notice a modest up tick in the humidity but it’s quite comfortable. Highs reach the mid-to-upper 70s.

See Dan Stillman’s forecast through early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Pollen update: Walter Reed reports trees are on the decline after a recent surge of birch, walnut and hickory pollen, but are still in the HIGH range at 327.16 gr/cubic meter. Grasses are in the MODERATE range (NAB) at 9.9 gr/cubic meter, which is HIGH for our area.

WeatherBug issues hurricane season outlook: Like AccuWeather and Colorado State (CSU), WeatherBug is predicting a busier than average hurricane season. It forecasts 13 to 14 named storms (including 7 or 8 hurricanes) compared to a long-term average of 10. For their part, AccuWeather predicted 15 named storms (8 hurricanes) and CSU 16 storms (9 hurricanes).

Follow CWG’s Ian Livingston storm chasing LIVE in Kansas: You can ride along this afternoon/evening as he pursues tornadoes via real-time streaming video and audio. Got to and click on Storms on our Weather Wall. Then double click on Weather Warrior Media in the Streamer Console.

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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