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PM Update: Say goodbye to the sunshine

I suppose it’s only fitting that our four day streak of picture perfect days ends on Friday the 13th. Already, clouds are rolling in this afternoon although it’s still pretty nice out there. It remains dry through the evening but widely scattered showers enter the picture late tonight and tomorrow before increasing in coverage and intensity this weekend.

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: Skies are partly to mostly cloudy this evening and then trend toward mostly cloudy after midnight when there’s a 20-30% chance of showers. The clouds hold up the temperatures, with lows 54-59 (suburbs-city).

Tomorrow (Friday): It’s more cloudy than not throughout the day. Fortunately, it’s more dry than not as well, but a shower or two can’t be ruled out - especially as you head west and during the late afternoon and evening. Temperatures are fairly comfortable, with highs 70 to 75..

See David Streit’s forecast through early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Pollen update from Walter Reed: Trees are HIGH at 323.64 gr/cubic meter. Grass pollen at 12.14 gr/cubic meter is HIGH for our local area.

Climate rap video gets mixed reviews: The Australian TV show Hungry Beast has produced the edgy climate rap video “I’m a climate scientist”(caution contains profanity, i.e. possibly NSFW). The outwardly anti-climate skeptic video has drawn predictable reactions in the blogosphere. The liberal Climate Progress calls it “hilarious” and Gristlist says it’s “awesome/awful” and “give them props for going balls to the wall”. The conservative/skeptic blog WattsUpWiththat calls it a “farce”. Watch the video | lyrics (again, contains profanity)

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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