PM Update: Not as windy, not as chilly Friday; massive storm in North Atlantic


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Here we are at the end of March and, for the last several days, achieving 50 degrees has been a struggle.  On top of that, we’ve had winds gusting over 25 mph, considerable clouds, and even the occasional touch of rain/snow/graupel.  Fortunately, the weather’s a little more settled and a little less blustery to close out the work week.

Through Tonight: There could (10-20 percent chance) be a shower of rain/snow/graupel through 8 p.m., but then clouds decrease.  Lows range from the upper 30s downtown to the low 30s in the cooler suburbs.  Winds are generally from the northwest at 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly sunny skies and not as cool or breezy.  Highs reach the  mid-to-upper 50s with winds from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

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Pollen: Tree counts are MODERATE.

Huge storm in the North Atlantic: Want to know why it’s been so windy the last couple of days? An intense storm has developed in the North Atlantic with a circulation sprawling as far west as the eastern U.S. and as far east as western Europe.

See below… Impressive, no?


(WeatherBell.com)
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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