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PM Update: Sun emerges and is here to stay

What a welcome sight this afternoon: the sun! And we even managed a hint of warmth - with temperatures near 70 this afternoon. That’s much better than Sunday and Monday’s record low 52 and 53, right? If you liked today, tomorrow is even more of a treat, with an uptick in sunshine and warmth.

Through Tonight: We’re still seeing some debris clouds from the departing, nasty upper low to our northeast - so skies overnight stay partly cloudy. Temperatures are crisp, with lows ranging from the low 40s in the cooler suburbs to near 50 downtown.

Wednesday: Perhaps the best day of fall so far. Skies are fully sunny (ok - you might see a few clouds) and temperatures warm to the low-to-mid 70s. A moderate but not bothersome breeze blows from the northwest at 10-15 mph.

See Matt Rogers’ 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, grasses, and weeds are ABSENT. Mold spores are HIGH.

Capital Weather Watchers skywarn spotter training:A reminder that our first National Weather Service (NWS) skywarn spotter training will be held here at the Washington Post a week from today, Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Trained NWS spotters will then qualify to be Capital Weather Watchers - CWG’s own network of certified spotters to help us report weather around the region. For more information and registration, visit:

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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