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PM Update: Basking in autumn’s glory

If I could bottle up a day like today and unleash it during colder times ahead, I surely would. This is why almost everyone loves fall! Highs have neared and surpassed 60 degrees across most of the area this afternoon under beautiful blue skies. Best yet: we’ve got good news for tomorrow if you liked today…

Through Tonight: We’re stuck with mostly clear skies for now -- combined with light wind and low dew points -- which means temperatures fall pretty rapidly after sunset. Pretty much everyone other than the city should be dipping into the 40s by 7-8 p.m., and we’ll head to overnight lows ranging from the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Another winner! It might be hard to stay indoors as a mostly sunny sky combines with mild temperatures to create a brilliant day. Highs should reach the low-to-mid 60s, as a south wind continues for now.

See Dan Stillman’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

Santa Ana winds: It’s that time of year again. Red Flag warnings are in effect from near San Francisco, to Los Angeles and San Diego as winds roar out of the coastal ranges in an offshore direction. Winds have already aided at least several fires, though to this point no major ones are burning. Expected to blow as high as 50-70 mph today, winds have also caused traffic and power problems throughout the area.

Pollen update from Walter Reed: Mold spores remain in the LOW range at 2258.88 spores/cubic meter of air.

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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