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PM Update: Closing the work week in style - fantastic Friday

As nice as today’s mixed cloud cover and temperatures near 70 were, Friday is a cut above. We have more sunshine and more warmth. A little morning fog presents the only possible blemish. It may well be the nicest day until the middle of next week, so enjoy!

Through Tonight: Mostly clear skies and pleasant. Evening temperatures in the 60s eventually bottom out in the low 50s downtown with mid-to-upper 40s in the cooler suburbs. Some patchy fog may develop, especially in outlying areas.

Friday: Very little not to like. Any fog quickly burns off and sunny skies dominate. Highs reach the mid-70s with a light wind from the south at around 10 mph. A few high clouds increase late - a harbinger of unsettled weather over the weekend.

See David Streit’s 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.

Pollen: Washed out due to yesterday’s rain.

Weekend forecast: There’s still a fair amount of uncertainty about exactly how much rain we see this weekend. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms Saturday seem like a good bet as a cold front approaches. The big question mark is what happens Sunday: will an area of low pressure developing along the southside of the cold front track up the coast and produce big rains or go out to sea? I favor a glancing blow with clouds and showers rather than a driving rain, but stay tuned.

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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