Even leaning cool today was not cool enough because of the smoke overhead. Temperatures ended up right around 70 for highs in most spots, the coolest since May. That’s a good deal below normal for the date. There’s really not much change through Wednesday.

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Through tonight: Another otherworldly evening sky and sunset are on tap, thanks to that smoke overhead. Temperatures will drift through the 60s into the post-sunset period. Other than the high-level haze, it will be rather clear. It won’t be quite as cool as last night, with lows spread across the 50s.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): It will be another day without much in the way of cloudiness. With at least some smoke likely to be in the air once again, highs will be held back somewhat, as readings will mainly reach the low and mid-70s.

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

Winter is coming: Today’s high temperature around 70 degrees was the lowest since May and the low temperature of 56 degrees, the coolest since early June.

The average high temperature on Wednesday is the last at or above 80 degrees in Washington until May 31, 2021. The decline will be relatively rapid now, and speeding up. Average highs dip into the 60s on Oct. 13, the 50s on Nov. 12, and the 40s on Dec. 7.

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