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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/03/2012

PM Update: Record warmth today, with another shot at 70 tomorrow

As noted earlier, we soared to a new record high in D.C. today thanks to readings rising near and past 70 across the area. You can’t ask for much better weather if you’re headed out to the Redskins game tonight, or if you’re just enjoying an evening outing to the porch. Best part for warmth fans? We do it all again tomorrow.

Through Tonight: We’ll have a fair amount of cloudiness floating by. But those clouds don’t do anything to our weather other than holding temperatures up a bit. Bet on a mild evening and overnight, as readings slowly fall toward lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Watch out for some patchy fog late night and into early morning, particularly in favored spots. Winds are light from the south.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): There may be a spot or two of fog early in the morning, but it’ll burn off quick and we end up with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on average. South winds around 5-10 mph ensure that warm air keeps on coming, with highs rising to the upper 60s and lower 70s. Shower risks hold off until overnight.

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Tomorrow’s record highs: These should be tougher to get, though we won’t be super far off. National’s record is 76 set in 1998, and Dulles hit 75 that same year. Baltimore’s record is 74, set a bit further back, in 1982.

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