Today was a sparkling spring day – perhaps a little cool for some with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Tomorrow, precious few will complain (except pollen sufferers) with more sunshine and temperatures stretching closer to the 70 degree mark.
Through Tonight: Clear, calm and crisp. You might want to grab the fleece if you’re out late in the evening. Overnight lows drop into the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs with mid-to-upper 40s downtown.
Tomorrow (Friday): Just about perfect. We have wall-to-wall sunshine and highs in the mid-60s to near 70. Winds are light from the north around 10 mph.
Pollen: Tree pollen counts spiked to 1333.87 grains/cubic meter which is HIGH. Grass and weed pollen counts were LOW, as were mold spores.
Radar upgrade complete: The National Weather Service announced it has completed its deployment of dual-polarization (dual-pol) radar upgrades at all of its forecast offices. For more on the benefits of dual-pol radar, see these blog posts: Local forecasters get a new crystal ball and Major weather radar for Washington, D.C. area