I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a break in the humidity. The first signal of that break was the big thunderstorms that moved by as our evening commute got underway. A cold front partly responsible for the storminess pushes through the entire region tonight, delivering a respite in the high humidity and heat. Since summer officially starts this week, the respite is a relatively minor one.

Through Tonight: The main severe threat is over as the big storms of earlier continue to push away to the east. Some rain, mixed with a few rumbles, pass by into the early-or-mid evening. It should all be winding down before sunset at this rate. Afterward, clouds continue to break as we head into the night. Drier air starts to filter in as well. Lows are spread across the 60s — from low-to-mid in the coolest spots, to upper in the city.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a warm one, as they tend to be in late June, but otherwise  pretty nice. Drier and slightly cooler air is still moving in on a gusty northwest and west wind. Under partly to mostly sunny skies, temperatures rise toward the mid-80s to near 90 for highs. With noticeably lower humidity — dew points into the 50s! — it should feel considerably better than recent days. Winds blow about 10 to 15 mph.

Sometimes, the ducks watch you. (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

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Pollen update: Tree pollen is low/moderate, as are mold spores. Grass and weed pollen is low.

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