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PM Update: Awaiting Wednesday’s big warm-up

Has this winter’s warm weather turned some Washingtonians into weather wimps? Today’s highs in the mid-to-upper 40s - a few degrees below normal - drew a lot of complaints. But any wimps won’t have to whine for long as warmth charges back into the region tomorrow. How does sunny and 65 sound?

Through Tonight: One more cold night is ahead. Clear skies and light winds allow temperatures to drop off quite a bit, with lows from the mid-20s in the colder suburbs (with some frosty windshields in the a.m.) to the mid-30s downtown.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies and a breeze from the south (at 10 to 15 mph) help temperatures mount a nice recovery. Highs climb all the way into the low-to-mid 60s.

See Matt Rogers’ 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.

Hawaii downpours: The islands of Oahu and Kauai have received some impressive rains in the last several days. Lihue, Kauai tallied 8.64”Monday, its wettest March day on record. Some parts of Kauai have received more than two feet of rain since Saturday.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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