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PM Update: Showers around through tonight before a tranquil Tuesday

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It was kind of a cool day for early May, but it’s hard to complain too much about temperatures in the 60s! We did see a little sun as well, though clouds have increasingly covered our skies during the afternoon and they’ll stay rather gray through early tomorrow. While some showers are likely this evening and tonight, we’ve got quite a pleasant day ahead tomorrow.

Through Tonight: Between now and midnight, a concentrated band of showers may try to work into the area from the west. After that, we stick with a risk of scattered showers until morning. It shouldn’t rain all the time, but there’s a 60% chance of it at some point, with perhaps the greatest risk this evening. Lows reach the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A few showers may still be around early, especially D.C. and east. Otherwise, we’ll look for clearing skies as the day progresses. Overall, this should be a fairly nice day. Highs are mostly in the mid-60s to near 70. Winds are from the north around 5-10 mph.

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Looking toward Georgetown across the Potomac River. (Erin Kelly )

Pollen update: Tree pollen is VERY HIGH at 1,502.56 grains/cubic meter. Grasses and mold spores are both low.


Arkansas tornado deadliest since 1968: NWS Little Rock announced today that a 16th person has died as a result of the Mayflower/Vilonia (northwest of Little Rock) EF4 tornado a week ago yesterday. This makes it the deadliest tornado in the state since an F4 on May 15, 1968 that killed 35. Read more.

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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