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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 04/14/2011

PM Update: Turning cooler to close out week

Today has been everything it was cracked up to be, with beautiful sunshine and temperatures approaching 70. But tomorrow, weather conditions begin their downhill ride. Flow from the east knocks temperatures down a notch and clouds are more pervasive. Then we await the inevitable downpours due Saturday.

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: Overall, it’s a fairly pleasant evening. Temperatures gradually fall back through the 60s, and then 50s after midnight. Clear skies become partly cloudy toward dawn, with lows from the low 40s in the cooler suburbs to the upper 40s downtown.

Tomorrow (Friday): It’s not a terrible day and we may have some intervals of sunshine, especially in the morning. By afternoon, as we see more in the way of cloud cover and chilly winds from the east, highs only manage around 60.

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D.C. one of the “top losers” in winter snowfall: AccuWeather’s Jesse Ferrell has sorted cities according to how much snow they received relative to average. Some of the “winners”, which received more than 200% of their average snow, include Atlantic City, New York City, and Philadelphia. Receiving just 61% of its average snowfall, Washington, D.C. is among the top “losers” along with Roanoke (46%), Harrisburg, Pa. (71%), and State College, Pa. (84%).

Weather Gang Lab: Check out today’s edition of the Weather Gang Lab where I key in on Saturday’s rainfall potential, and also discuss our winter outlook.

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