Dry and warmer day ahead with much needed rain in sight

      TODAY: Early Clouds Give Way to Sun, Warmer

      Highs: Near 70 | Wind: Light Easterly

      OVERNIGHT: Clear and Calm

      Lows: 47-53 | Wind: S 3-5

      TOMORROW: Partly to Mostly Sunny and Pleasant

      Highs: 73-76 | Wind: S 5-10

      The light showers yesterday did help squash the pollen; however they hardly put a dent into our rain deficit. While Reagan National picked up a paltry .05", other located fared better like Dulles with .25" and Martinsburg at .33". The average was around 1/4 of an inch but we are down 5"+ so it will take a soaking rain to help - which may be on the way for Sunday!

      Today expect morning clouds and fog to give way to ample afternoon sun as the mercury climbs to near 70. Even milder air slide in tomorrow with highs into the middle 70s under a partly to mostly sunny skies. Our weekend rain producer approaches Saturday so a few late showers or storms are possible, but I would still plan on it being your "outside day" but Sunday looks to be wet. Have a great day!

      Tree pollen dropped significantly to 634 (still high) but grasses were smashed back to the low category.