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PM Update: Winds to slowly diminish; cool and dry

Winds gusted as high as 30-40 mph today but should gradually wane over the next 12-24 hours. Capped by cool air spilling into the region and clouds, today’s afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 were the coolest since October 3. We rebound slightly Friday afternoon, with low-to-mid 60s.

Wind gusts.

Through Tonight: Winds remain gusty, especially this evening - up to 25-30 mph. After midnight, they should subside somewhat, with gusts in the 15-25 mph range. With partial cloud cover and the mixing winds, temperatures don’t fall too far, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. But that will feel plenty chilly with the winds.

Friday: High pressure begins to build in. With cool air still streaming in aloft, we’ll have partial cloud cover but enough sun to lift highs into the low-to-mid 60s. Winds are from the west at 10-15 mph, sometimes gusting to near 20.

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Pollen update from Walter Reed: Washed out due to rain.

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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