Afternoon update: Occasional showers become more stable late overnight, through Tuesday

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The temperatures have dropped a little compared to the weekend. The highs in the low and mid 70s were a bit below normal for the date, but much closer to normal than what we saw. As tomorrow approaches, we will see the cool side of the coin take over. Some places will be 30 degrees colder than they were on Tuesday afternoon weekend!

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Until tonight : Showers will arrive from the southwest until evening. In most cases, more strenuous activity will tend to delay until later at night. Rain could be occasional moderate to heavy after midnight and before dawn, especially south of the city. Lows will settle mostly in the mid and above 50s. Winds will turn to come from the northeast over time, blowing between 5 and 10 mph.

To see the current weather at the Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): The heaviest rains are likely to occur early in the day and favor the city and southern areas. In the north, this can be done mainly after sunrise. Afternoon activity should be lighter and generally declining. When completed, about an inch or more would likely have fallen in the southern parts of the area. With lots of rain and cloud around, temperatures won’t rise until the mid 60s for the highs. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph, with gusts beyond 20 mph.

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Pollen Update: Tree pollen is moderate/high at 81.79 grains per cubic meter of air. Grass pollen is high at 22.36 grains per cubic meter. Mold spores are high at 13,745 spores per cubic meter.

Rain: With 1.5 inches of rain falling Sunday in Washington, the monthly tally is up to 5.69 inches, about 2.9 inches above normal for the day. If the month ended past yesterday’s close, 5.69 inches would mark the wettest May 20 on record. We will undoubtedly climb higher with more than a week to go.

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