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PM Update: Warming up a little, but still pleasant through Thursday

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Another day with cooler than normal temperatures, and filled with plentiful sunshine. After our chilly start, a magnificent low-humidity one unfolded as highs mostly made it to the upper 70s and around 80. Breezes were light as well, making it quite delightful on the whole.

Through Tonight: A mostly clear and carefree evening leads to a star-filled night with just a few clouds overhead. Moisture levels are on the way up, so we should see temperatures as much as 10 degrees warmer in the suburbs compared to our brr-inducing last night. A range of lows from the upper 50s to mid-60s should cover most spots. Winds are from the south around 5 mph.

Tomorrow (Thursday): It’s another day with lots of sun to close out the month. Perhaps partly cloudy in the afternoon. Following our most recent break from July, we head back pretty close to normal on Thursday with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Humidity remains fairly low though as dew points are probably in the 50s through much of the day. Not bad, not bad at all! Winds are from the south around 5-10 mph.

See Dan Stillman’s 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 update: It’s not just the cool temperatures that might make you remember fall is around the corner. The first hints of ragweed are also now showing up. Susan Kosisky of the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Lab points out that while ragweed typically begins to show itself around now, 39 percent of the annual ragweed load is seen in August with 57 percent in September. Still, all pollen types are low for now. Get the tissues ready!

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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