It was another cool and clammy day. Perhaps a fitting kind of afternoon to announce that we think summer is going to be cooler than normal. It does seem that in the short term, once we get past today, a string of days with temperatures closer to normal is ahead. Average highs are mostly low 80s or so, depending on location.

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Through tonight: There should be a lull in the rain for much of the evening, although an isolated shower may roam. From near and after sunset through midnight or a bit longer, another batch of more concentrated showers and perhaps a few rumbles moves through. Rain should be out of here by sunrise, as lows dip to a near-60 to mid-60s zone. Winds become gusty out of the northwest between midnight and dawn.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): With the cold front through the area, clouds will tend to dissipate into the midday. It will be breezy but rather beautiful by afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs should end up in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Humidity will be gone for now.

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Most people were prepared to navigate the rainy weather Monday in Washington. The next chance for rain is Thursday. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Pollen update: The most recent pollen count was washed out by rain.

Western heat: Large parts of California and neighboring states are under excessive heat warnings or heat advisories. It was a hot weekend, and temperatures in San Francisco were expected to soar to record highs in the 90s this afternoon, for a second straight day. In Sacramento, a record high in the 100s is at risk.

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