Democracy Dies in Darkness

Capital Weather Gang

PM Update: Some snowflakes around this evening into tonight, and still cool Friday

March 8, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Despite a good deal of sunshine, temperatures were chilly today as highs reached the low and mid-40s. Add in a gusty wind and most of the day felt more like the 30s. I know I was seeking out the sun while outside!

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Through tonight: An upper-level disturbance continues to pass through the region. Some popcorn snow showers to our west might make it here later, although much of that activity could also dry up crossing the mountains. That said, don’t be surprised to see some snow falling briefly, but it shouldn’t amount to much of anything. It’s a seasonably cold one, under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures bottom out in the mid-20s to around freezing.

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Tomorrow (Friday): The final day of the workweek will be a lot like today. Cool and breezy. Winds may actually pick up a notch, with sustained levels in the 15-to-20-mph zone at peak and gusts past 30 mph. Skies should tend sunnier than not, but periods of clouds are possible as well. Highs are mostly in the mid-40s.

The cherry blossoms have not progressed much lately thanks to cool air. (Joe Flood via Flickr)

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The end is near: Of La Niña, that is. Maybe. The tropical Pacific Ocean phenomenon is expected to weaken over the next several months, giving way to El Niño Southern Oscillation neutral conditions. It’s not a high-confidence forecast, though.

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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.

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