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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/21/2011

PM Update: Temperatures near record warmth, rain moving out

Despite today’s gloomy cloud canopy, temperatures were remarkably warm. The high temps of 60 and 59 at BWI and Dulles airports were just a degree off their records for the date. Rain showers, mainly light (totals generally 0.1-0.2”), will gradually depart early this evening. Another unseasonably mild day greets us tomorrow.

Through Tonight: A few showers may linger through the evening commute, but then we slowly dry out. Skies only partially clear and the push of cooler air following the cold front’s passage late tonight is weak, so lows just reach 45-50 (suburbs-city).

Thursday: Some partial sunshine is possible, especially in the morning. But any breaks in the cloud cover probably fill in as the afternoon wears on. Still, we’ll get into more mild air ahead of the next storm system, with highs 55-60.

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Top 10 states for extreme weather in 2011: Climate Central has ranked the top 10 states “ravaged” by extreme weather in 2011, headlined by the state of Texas. Rounding out the top 10 include Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Jersey. No Virginia or Maryland.

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