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PM Update: More warmth, storm chances inch up Wednesday

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Temperatures:Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Southerly winds ushered in warm, humid air today (dew points in the upper 60s!), with highs in the low-to-mid 80s.  Storms avoided us today, and may well Wednesday – though rain chances rise slightly.

Through Tonight: Partly cloudy and, just like last night, very mild.  Lows range from the mid-60s in the cooler suburbs to only around 70 downtown.  Light winds from the south. Yes, it will feel like July overnight.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): There may be a little patchy fog or drizzle when you get up and head out (like the last couple days), but the sun will emerge after around 9 a.m.  It’s partly sunny and humid in the afternoon, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.  A few thunderstorms may develop (30-40 percent chance) with the best odds towards the mountains.  Winds are from the south at around 10 mph (except higher in any thundershowers that potentially develop)

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Evening approaches over the Chesapeake Bay on May 8 (William Johns via Flickr)

Pollen: Grass counts are MODERATE-HIGH, trees are MODERATE, weeds are LOW, and mold spores are MODERATE.

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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