Extremely dense morning fog was eventually overcome by the strong late March sun and incoming flow from the south. Temperatures responded by warming into the mid-to-upper 70s around D.C. to the low 80s towards Fredericksburg . Fog returns early Friday - but not as extensive as today. The balance of Friday is partly to mostly sunny and probably a bit warmer than today.
Through Tonight: Partly cloudy skies for much of the night, with patchy fog developing pre-dawn. Lows range from 56-61 (suburbs-city) - warmer than our average highs yet again.
Friday: Any early morning fog burns off - probably faster than today - by mid-morining. Then it’s mostly sunny through mid-to-late afternoon. Towards evening, some high clouds increase with highs around 80. Winds are light.
Pollen: Due to recent clouds and moisture, the tree pollen count was LOW to MODERATE at about 10 grains per cubic meter.
NASA rocket launch: Wallops Flight Facility will again try to launch 5 rockets tonight to study winds in the upper atmosphere. Read our blog for more: NASA to launch 5 rockets in 5 minutes from Wallops, Va. Thursday night (maybe) | Launch status updates from NASA