PM Update: Shower and storm risks this evening and Friday help usher in a cooler air mass - EntornoInteligente /

In our summer of never-ending 90s, today’s — the 51st such instance — might be the last for a while (fingers crossed!). As with most changes from hot and muggy to cooler, a chance of showers and storms is around through the evening. Then there’s a better chance of rain across the area tomorrow as the front passes the region. It’s all setting up what looks like a delightful weekend.

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Through tonight: We’ll keep an eye out for storm development the next few hours. For now, it seems the worst may stay south of the area, but a storm risk continues through the evening. In the hours past sunset, the risk wanes and skies become partly to mostly cloudy but probably trend cloudier with time. Showers become increasingly likely as we get toward sunrise. Lows range from near-70 to the mid-70s. Winds are from the northeast around 5 to 10 mph.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): It’s gray and increasingly damp to start. Off-and-on showers a good chunk of the day help get a real change underway. It might be a bit of a shock as temperatures struggle to rise out of the 70s under mostly cloudy skies. If there’s enough rain around, we probably do get stuck in the 70s. If not, perhaps upper 70s and lower 80s for highs. Humidity remains moderate, but it’s dropping over time. Some clearing is possible by the evening.

The Embassy Inn at dusk in Washington. (Joe Flood/Flickr) See David Streit’s forecast through the weekend . And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram . For related traffic news, check out Gridlock .

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

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