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PM Update: Unseasonably warm for another day

Temperatures reached the mid-60s today across the region, some 20-25 degrees above average. Dulles Airport’s 66 was enough for a new record high for the date. The strong flow from the southwest continues through tomorrow, and so we’ll enjoy another day well into the 60s. We’ll probably see more in the way of clouds though and the risk of a shower.

Through Tonight: Clouds increase and a rain shower or two can’t be ruled out towards morning, especially north and northwest of the District (odds range from 20% south of the District to 40-50% north of the District). But, wow, is it mild. Lows range from the mid-40s in the colder suburbs to only 50 downtown.

Wednesday: A morning sprinkle or shower is possible (30% chance), especially north of the District (40% chance). We should then see some breaks in the clouds which help temperatures climb well into the mid-60s. But any real sunny periods are probably short-lived, as cloud cover increases again by late in the afternoon, when there’s an outside chance (20%) of a shower once again. Winds are from the west and southwest at 10-15 mph.

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Wednesday’s records: It’s highly unlikely new record highs will be set tomorrow. The records are 77 at Reagan National and 75 at Dulles and BWI, all set in 2002.

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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