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PM Update: Partly cloudy, and seasonable into Wednesday

Today’s sunshine, while only partial, was a welcome change from almost two straight days of fog. And the drop in temperature was relatively gentle. We have more partly cloudy and tranquil weather as we reach the mid-point of our work week.

Through Tonight: We’ll have some cloud cover along with some clear patches. Overnight lows will be colder than recent nights, but not quite frigid with lows from the mid-to-upper 30s downtown to near 30 in the cooler suburbs. Light winds.

Wednesday: We’ll have some high clouds that will filter the sunshine at times and a wind from the north (at 5-10 mph). With a lack of true Arctic air in place, temperature will end up near normal, with highs in the upper 40s.

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.

Baltimore nears record snowless streak: The Baltimore Sun’s weather blog reports Baltimore is within one week of having its longest period without at least a trace of snow. So far it has gone 280 days without snow - the second longest stretch. If it doesn’t snow in the next week, it will match and potentially pass the record of 287 snowless days set in 1948.

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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