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PM Update: Refreshing, sometimes sunny 70s continue with a shower or two

A steady, cool breeze from the northwest has held temperatures below average for the third straight day. We’ve only managed to reach the mid-70s today and Tuesday may be a few degrees cooler. Showers have yet to pop up in the immediate area but they still may this evening and again Tuesday.

Through Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of showers, with the evening hours favored. No need at all for air conditioning, with lows 52-57 (suburbs-city).

Tuesday: Conditions are similar to today - variably cloudy with a 30% chance of showers - especially in the afternoon and into the evening. It’s probably the coolest day of the week, with highs just 70-75.

See my 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.

Pollen: trees are LOW-MODERATE, grasses MODERATE to HIGH - but lower than values earlier in spring.

AccuWeather on FOX: FOX will feature AccuWeather content in 11 television markets including Washington, D.C. beginning this summer, according to Broadcasting & Cable. A 24/7 streaming video weather channel run by AccuWeather will be available across media platforms (including mobile) in these markets.

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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