* Flash flood watch Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon *

As we await our oddly timed July nor’easter, today was another pleasant one for midsummer. We’ve now had three in a row! Sure, humidity is up, and sunshine was limited, but if it’s not instant sweat this time of year, it’s a good day. Highs reaching the mid- and upper 80s are as warm as we’ll see for a while.

Through Tonight: A batch of rain moving in from the west should stay mainly south of us, but a few showers or a storm are possible into and through the evening. Any additional precipitation overnight should tend to be light and scattered, as lows reach the near 70 to mid-70s.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Morning is probably gray and a little damp, but the real rain doesn’t get going until later. As we head deeper into the afternoon, steadier and heavier rain should begin to really affect the area. That will probably continue into the night and at times on Saturday. More details on that can be found here. With all the clouds and increasing rain chances, highs are probably muted, mainly reaching the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Sunset over the bay this week. (By The Bay Photos via Flickr )

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Pollen update: Mold spores and grass pollen are low/moderate. Tree and weed pollen is low.

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