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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

PM Update: Cold now, but temps rebound Wednesday

What a volatile past 24 hours. We’ve gone from record warmth in the mid-80s to early morning severe thunderstorms to wind-chilled 40s (to around 50 ) this afternoon. Although a blustery evening lies ahead, the next 24 hours promise to be much more placid than the previous.

Through Tonight: Make no mistake, it’s a chilly evening as skies slowly clear. Winds gusting from 10-20 mph along with air temperatures gradually falling through the 40s produce wind chills in the 30s. After midnight, winds diminish. Overnight lows range from the low-to-mid 30s in the colder suburbs to around 40 downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Sunshine should be plentiful in the morning giving temperatures a nice push upwards. Some high clouds likely increase in the afternoon, especially in the northern suburbs. High temps range from the upper 50s in the northern suburbs to the low-to-mid 60s in the southern suburbs. Winds become from the southwest at around 10 mph.

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Temperature swing: At 3 p.m., Reagan National Airport was just 49 degrees compared to 82 degrees exactly one day before - a 33 degree swing. See other 24-hour temperature changes.

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