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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/18/2011

PM Update: Plenty of clouds, but also warm

A coastal flood warning remains in effect until noon tomorrow for D.C., Arlington, Falls Church and Alexandria. Tonight’s high tide occurs between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m, tomorrow ’s are between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Levels may be about three to five feet above normal. See Jason’s post for more flooding information.

We ended up pretty socked in with clouds today, and while they held temperatures down a bit, we still ended up near or above average for the date. Highs are now into the upper 60s and lower 70s across the area. Though clouds remain abundant, a few breaks are possible into the evening.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Clouds are enjoying their stay, so any breaks should be temporary and we’re generally mostly cloudy. There’s an outside risk of a sprinkle somewhere as well, but it should be largely dry most spots. Lows reach the low-to-mid 50s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): The front to our north keeps us from turning fully sunny, and in fact, it could end up being mostly cloudy again. But, the flow of air is warm, and a little warmer than today. Highs should end up well into the 70s, low-to-mid if lots of clouds, and mid-to-upper if less. Winds are from the south around 5-10 mph. Showers or storms may threaten (best odds northern half of the area) late in the day into the evening as a small disturbance moves by.

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Snow: The last few days have been a great reminder of how volatile springtime weather can be. In addition to the multi-day severe storms and tornado outbreak, snow is a story here in mid-April. Snow fell across parts of the upper Midwest last night into this morning, including a record snowfall at Chicago and several inches around Detroit.

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