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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 04/24/2012

PM Update: A welcome Wednesday warm-up; mesmerizing NASA time lapse video

Morning sunshine assisted temperatures in improving by a good 10 degrees today (compared to Monday) even as cold winds wrapped around our departing Nor’easter and afternoon clouds bubbled up. Tomorrow, we lose a lot of the wind and many of the clouds. The result: we add another 10 degrees returning temperatures to late April normalcy.

Through Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies for a good part of the night, but clearing is likely towards morning. It’s cold for late April with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s in the colder suburbs to the low-to-mid 40s downtown. Winds from the west at 10-15 mph gradually slacken.

Wednesday: Skies are mostly sunny and temperature respond by steadily climbing up to around 70. Late in the afternoon, we probably see high clouds encroaching on the region. Winds are light from the west at 5-10 mph

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Pollen: Trees are HIGH at 167 grains per cubic meter. Grasses and mold are LOW.

Keep reading for a mesmerizing time lapse of the Earth from International Space Station developed by NASA...

Via NASA:

This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song “Walking in the Air,” by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays. The sequences are as follows:

:01 -- Stars over southern United States

:08 -- US west coast to Canada

:21 -- Central Europe to the Middle East

:36 -- Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean

:54 -- Storms over Africa

1:08 -- Central United States

1:20 -- Midwest United States

1:33 -- United Kingdom to Baltic Sea

1:46 -- Moonset

1:55 -- Northern United States to Eastern Canada

2:12 -- Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean

2:32 -- Comet Lovejoy

2:53 -- Aurora Borealis over Hudson Bay

3:06 -- United Kingdom to Central Europe

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