PM Update: Cool tonight, terrific Tuesday; surprise snow in Long Island and New England

Temperature Map

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

The good thing about cold days late in the “winter” like yesterday, is they’re often followed by delightful ones like today. Highs soared into the low-and-mid 60s, with only a gusty northwest wind as detraction. It wasn’t even so bad really!

Through Tonight: Skies are mostly clear on the whole, but we may see a period or two of more numerous clouds. Those winds of today stay up a bit in the evening, but should rapidly decrease after sunset, ending up around 5 mph from the north late. Overnight lows make the near freezing to near 40 range, coldest suburbs to warmest downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a cool start, but a pretty awesome day in the end. We’re mostly sunny and without a weather care in the world. Temperatures head toward the mid-60s most spots, a range of 63-68 or so seems good. Winds should be light, from the south or east around 5 to 10 mph.

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Cherry trees on the Tidal Basin inch closer to blooming on the last weekend of March 2014. (Rob Cannon via Flickr)

Cherry trees on the Tidal Basin inch closer to blooming on the last weekend of March 2014. (Rob Cannon via Flickr)

Silly storm: Much like around here yesterday, folks up in Long Island and Connecticut were given a bit of surprise late-season snow as a heavy band cut through the region. Up to 3-5 inches was reported mainly from central CT, down through west-central Long Island. Spots on either side saw little to no snow sticking.

 

 

 

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