PM Update: Freeze warning tonight, turning milder Thursday; north central U.S. snow

* Freeze warning 2 a.m. tonight through 9 a.m. Thursday *

Temperature Map

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

No mistaking it was a cold day for mid-April around here. That said, the sunshine felt pretty nice, and cold this time of year isn’t super unbearable with highs mainly in the upper 40s to near 50. There are more freeze concerns on tap tonight, but we’re starting to warm back up as we head through tomorrow.

Through Tonight: Winds really die down after dark, and when you combine that with clear skies, you’ve got a recipe for another cold night. Lows range from the upper 20s in the colder spots to the mid-30s in the mild locations.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We’ve got a chilly morning and a cool day ahead, but it’s a decent one regardless. Skies are partly to mostly sunny on the whole, yet clouds may increase in the afternoon as an onshore flow ramps up low level humidity a bit. Afternoon readings should make the mid-50s to near 60. Winds are from the northeast around 5-10 mph.

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Pollen update: The most recent pollen and mold spore counts were washed out due to rain. Expect it to come roaring back in days ahead.

Upper Midwest snow: Yeah, we have had our own taste of winter in the past 24 hours, but compared to a swath from the Dakotas through Minnesota and Wisconsin, we ain’t seen nothing. Spring snow is relatively common in that region, but this is still a big storm, with some spots topping 1 foot by the time all is said and done. Much of the region seeing snow today has seen a very snowy and cold winter as well, so they’re used to it at this point!

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