After an unusually cool start to September, a day closer to normal feels a bit toasty. Perhaps it’s mainly the return of higher humidity. Highs made the upper 70s to around 80, despite a good deal of cloud cover. We’ve seen clearer skies move in this afternoon, and that continues into evening, but more rain is likely through tomorrow.

Through Tonight: As Irma’s remnants spin to our west, we’ve ended up in a drier patch of air this afternoon into evening. Enjoy, as clouds are probably on their way back as we get through the night. A few showers may break out as well by the overnight mark, although I wouldn’t expect anything too heavy. A shower chance persists into the morning, with lows ranging mostly from the mid-60s to around 70.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Clouds are numerous, and some more raindrops may fall at times. As with any of that tonight, we don’t anticipate rain to be too heavy or to last long. Irma’s remnants are passing by, though, so we might see more activity than in recent days. It remains muggy and quite warm, with temperatures topping out in the mid-70s to around 80.

A bicycle traffic jam on 15th street. (Joe Flood via Flickr)

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Pollen update: Grass pollen is moderate/high. Weed pollen and mold spores are low/moderate.

Snowfall prediction from this morning’s GFS model. (

Winter is coming: As the pattern realigns in a way that will deliver us warmer weather than we’ve seen this month, the opposite will happen out west. The first sizable snow of the new season is expected in parts of the Montana, Wyoming and Idaho high country as we close the week.

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