PM Update: Back to a winter chill on spring’s first day

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Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

On the last day of winter, we felt a touch of spring, as temperatures edged up to around 60 degrees. But, ironically, on tomorrow’s first day of spring we cool back down, with breezy 40s mostly ruling the day. And the chilly air is here to stay for a while.

Through Tonight: Skies go from partly cloudy to clear as a breeze from the west blows in chilly, dry air.  Overnight lows range from near 30 in the colder suburbs to the mid-30s downtown. With that wind from the west at 10-15 mph, sometimes gusting higher, it feels several degrees colder.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): It’s a partly sunny and cool day.  Highs climb to 47-52, a good 5 or so degrees below average.  Winds are from the west at 10-15 mph, with some higher gusts.

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Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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Jason Samenow · March 19, 2013