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PM Update: Clouds to depart, warmer Thursday

We got stuck in the murk again, but the upper-level low that has been plaguing us since yesterday is weakening and pulling off to the northeast as you read this. Our chilled highs, mainly in the mid-50s, are only a memory after we get through a cool overnight. Tomorrow brings springtime glory to the area.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: We stay with mostly cloudy skies headed into the evening, but with any luck additional breaks may begin to appear around sunset. There could still be an isolated sprinkle as well, especially north of D.C., but all activity is now departing northeast. Clearing should happen in earnest as the night wears on. It’s cool, but not too cold, with lows reaching near 40 in the outer ‘burbs to the mid-40s downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Some payback for the past few days arrives. That means mostly sunny skies and temperatures rising above average. More specifically, highs should hit the upper 60s to near 70. Winds are light from the north and northwest.

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

Pulaski tornadoes: In a sign of a slow return to normal, the curfew that has been in effect in Pulaski, Virginia, following last Friday’s tornadoes (one an EF-2 with ~125 mph winds) is being lifted starting tonight. WDBJ-7 has a neat interactive map showing the track of the tornadoes along with some photos along their path. Since the tornadoes struck, local relief efforts have been significant, with many in and around the community coming together to help those in need.

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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