PM Update: Frost and freeze concerns for some overnight, but rather beautiful on Tuesday

*Frost Advisory tonight for north and west suburbs*

Temperature Map

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

Now that average highs are in the mid-70s, there’s no way around a day with a breeze and highs near 60 being a bit chilly. And it only gets chillier from here, at least through tonight. Take care of those tender plants, especially if you’re in the north and west suburbs.

Through Tonight: There could be a random sprinkle early, but clouds wane as we lose the heating of the day. As winds also slacken, we only have one way to go — cold. Overnight lows range from near freezing in the coldest spots north and west to around 40 downtown. Bundle up!

Tomorrow (Tuesday): If you don’t mind the continuation of cooler than usual temperatures, it’s going to be a pretty nice day. Mostly sunny skies and light winds are the story as we begin our climb back toward respectable springtime temperatures. Highs head for the mid-to-upper 60s.

See Jason Samenow’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.


May 11, 2013 – Panorama of the Tidal Basin. (lifeinthedistrict via Flickr)

Pollen update: Tree pollen is moderate at 55 grains per cubic meter of air. Mold spores are also moderate, while grass and weed pollen remains low.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

Heat Tracker

8
90-degree days year-to-date
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
24

At a Glance

Tue.

rain
-- /75°
Drop 50%

Wed.

rain
63° /69°
Drop 90%

Thu.

rain
61° /73°
Drop 60%

Fri.

rain
62° /80°
Drop 40%

Sat.

rain
66° /81°
Drop 40%

Sun.

rain
64° /77°
Drop 30%

Right Now