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After a hot and humid weekend, today brought something of a respite thanks in part to well timed (to stunt heating) midday showers. Further, a west wind has helped bring those dew points down out of the 70s, at least for a while. There are no major weather concerns heading into evening other than perhaps an errant raindrop or two.

Through Tonight: After a slight chance (20-30 percent) of a quick hitting shower or thundershower, we’re partly to mostly clear overnight. Dew points head back nearer 70 area-wide as west winds slacken to light. Temperatures fall to the upper 60s and lower 70s (maybe only mid-70s downtown).

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Partly to mostly clear skies greet the morning, but we should see increasing cloudiness during the heating of the day. By afternoon, there’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms pushing in from the west. Highs should reach range from the upper 80s to low 90s most spots.

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Black Eyed Susan (Barbara Anne am Ende via Flickr)

No complaining about the heat! Our recent spell of heat has been rather pedestrian for July, a month which averages about 2 weeks of highs 90 or higher. Compared to last year, it’s truly nothing to write home about. On July 8, 2012 we were wrapping up a four day stretch of temperatures 100 or higher with a high of 102. It was the final day of an 11-day streak of 95 or higher, the longest on record by three days. The average high over the 11 days? 99.5 — the highest we’ve seen for a stretch that long!

Pollen update: Tree, grass and weed pollens are all LOW. Mold spores remain HIGH.