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PM Update: Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible through Tuesday

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The heat’s been toned down compared to recently, but it’s still feeling like July out there. Highs reaching the mid-80s to around 90 are pretty close to normal across the area. Rain hasn’t dampened things too much today, though we’re not yet out of the woods as far as that goes.

Through Tonight: Scattered showers and storms are possible (50% chance) through the evening, perhaps largely focused north and west of the area, but trying to shift east around sunset. The risk may persist through the night, though it seems it should generally be on the decrease as we lose the aid of daytime heating. Any rain that falls could be locally heavy. Lows range from near 70 to the mid-70s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Skies are partly cloudy on the whole, and periods of cloudier skies are also possible. Along with those clouds comes that continued chance of showers or storms (about a 50% risk). Highs are mostly in the upper 80s to low 90s. Still humid, too! Winds are from the west around 10 mph.

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London waiting in the heat: On “Royal Baby Day,” another milestone was reached in England. London recorded the UK’s hottest day since July 2006. The temperature rose to 33.5C there, or 92.3F. The heat is expected to break with some storms and potential flooding overnight.

Pollen update: Tree, weed and grass pollen is LOW. Mold spores are MEDIUM/HIGH.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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