Sunflowers glow in a field at night. (Michael Williamson/The Washington Post)

When it comes to ideal warm-day conditions, today was hard to beat. Temperatures largely headed into the mid-80s for highs as wall-to-wall sunshine graced the area. Humidity was barely noticeable. Our weather continues to hover in the vicinity of great tonight and through tomorrow.

Through tonight: The puffy fair-weather clouds that popped up during the afternoon will dissipate as we lose the heating of the day. Low humidity levels help us cool off fairly quickly during a very pleasant evening. Skies are mostly clear this evening and through the night. Low temperatures are in the 60s for much of the area, but cooler spots north and west dip into the upper 50s or so.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Thursday): It’s not an exact repeat of today, but not far off, either. There might be more clouds in the sky overall. Temperatures rise toward the mid-80s, and humidity remains fairly low. Winds are out of the south about 5 to 10 mph.

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Achoo: Ragweed is coming! While weed pollen counts are still low (moderate locally), they are climbing. It’s enough to get the sneezing started for some. Primary offenders are plantain ragweed and nettle, according to Susan Kosisky of the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory. It’s thought that the copious rainfall of recent days will help this year’s crop be a big and healthy one. The Weather Channel has ways to combat the coming onslaught.

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