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PM Update: Chilly tonight, near 60 Wednesday!

A good number of clouds and a breeze kept it feeling on the chilly side today. Nevertheless, we had just enough sunshine to get close to 50. Variably cloudy skies tonight and brisk, but about 10 degrees milder than last night. And Wednesday afternoon we warm another 10 degrees relative to today. Onward and upward!

Through Tonight: Skies are partly to mostly cloudy and it’s not as cold (but still brisk). Whereas lows last night bottomed out from 22-32, tonight they’ll drop to just 32-40 (suburbs-city). The warmer lows come courtesy a breeze from the southwest at around 10 mph.

Wednesday: The breeze (10-15 mph, with some higher gusts to 20-25 mph) from the west and southwest pumps in some pretty mild air. Under a mix of clouds and sun, afternoon highs climb to near 60. It’s not quite short sleeves weather, but working in that direction. Wait ‘til Thursday...

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.

Night sky: After sunset tonight, look out towards the western sky. Venus will appear prominently with Jupiter nearby. These two planets are gradually appearing closer together....

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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