Gorgeous sunshine has complimented St. Patrick’s Day and the start of March Madness . Temperatures have generally climbed into the low 60s with some mid-60s just south of town. After a pleasantly cool night, temperatures tomorrow increase by about 10 degrees making many of us wish we didn’t have to go to work...

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Through Tonight: Although skies are clear, flow from the south (at 5-10 mph) prevent temperatures from taking a terribly deep dive. Lows range from the low 40s in the cooler suburbs to the upper 40s downtown.

Tomorrow (Friday): The best day of 2011 so far? Quite possibly. Beautiful sunshine coupled with a moderate breeze from the southwest and west send temperatures well into the 70s. I’ll say mid-to-upper 70s with 80 degree readings more likely around Charlottesville and Richmond. The record of 81 at Reagan National Airport may be tough to achieve, but I’ve seen stranger things.

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