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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/06/2012

PM Update: Freeze warning north and west suburbs tonight; a fine spring weekend ahead

* Freeze warning Friday night for N & W suburbs (map)*

(4:15 p.m note: warning extended to include Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford co. Does not include Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church or the District or points east)

Not too much to say bad about today. Winds were extra gusty through much of it, but with afternoon temperatures near 60, and wall-to-wall sunshine, I think it probably deserved more than a 6! As we head toward nightfall, winds diminish noticeably, but they probably won’t fully disappear. Temperatures are going to drop quickly though, and if you’re north and west of the city, you might want to prepare fragile plants for the possibility of an overnight freeze.

Through Tonight: It’s mostly clear as winds diminish back to about 5-10 mph through the night. If you’re headed out, grab a layer or two -- you might really feel the chill as the evening wears on. Lows may dip as far as near 30 in the coldest spots while staying closer to 40 downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): After a chilled start, we warm back up nicely almost as soon as the sun rises. Skies are mostly clear, and a northwest breeze picks back up, peaking around 10-15 mph during the afternoon before waning again into evening. Highs should range from near 60 to the mid-60s. The same locations that are dealing with freeze concerns tonight may have them again tomorrow night, though temperatures appear a smidge warmer overall.

Easter Sunday: In a solidly benign and pretty pleasant weather weekend, this one might be the big winner. Partly to mostly sunny skies greet us again, and as a wind shifts more westerly we pick up some additional warmth, as highs rise to the mid-and-upper 60s. It’s still lookin’ rather breezy though, with afternoon winds in the 10-20 mph range at times.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the beginning of next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Pollen: Still high, but tree pollen seemingly on decline.

By  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/06/2012

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