PM Update: Steady rain ends tonight, but showers possible into early Thursday

PM Update: Steady rain ends tonight, but showers possible into early Thursday

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* flood warning into overnight for much of the immediate area *

Our recent string of steamy and sweaty days went out with a bang. Widespread showers and storms are the first indication things are about to change. A cold front that’s responsible for the rumble is about to turn our pattern to the pleasant. We go from the 90s of recent to increasingly comfortable 80s in the days to come. The big news is probably that humidity is going away for a while.

Storms unleash up to 2 to 4 inches of rain, flooding in DC area

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through tonight: With high water still around, be alert and stay out of any flooded roads or other pathways. Light-to-moderate rain with some rumble persists into the late evening, but generally in a tapering fashion. Overnight, skies trend clearer, although additional briefer showers are possible through the night. Lows range from about 70 to 75. Winds out of the west early turn more northwesterly and northerly with time.

Heavy rain swept through the DC area on Aug. 10, causing manhole explosions and blocked roads. (Video: The Washington Post)

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Tomorrow (Thursday): There could be a few showers around early. Otherwise, skies continue to trend clearer. It’s a day of transition when it comes to humidity, but it’ll be noticeably less muggy by evening if not prior. Winds are out of the north-northwest around five to 10 mph. Highs are mainly in the mid-80s.

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Pollen update: Mold spores and tree pollen are low/moderate. Grass and weed pollen are low.

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