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PM Update: Cold front to bring showers, cooler air; new Colorado flood interactive

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Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Today’s highs in the mid-60s to near 70 felt decidedly warm following our recent chilly spell. It’s as warm we’ll be for a while. The next in our series of autumn cold fronts brings a bit of rain and a reinforcing shot of cooler air on Thursday.

Through Tonight: If you’ve been yearning for a mild evening after recent days, don’t miss out on this one. Temps only slowly drift into the 50s as we go, reaching lows in the low-to-mid 50s or so. Odds of showers are up after midnight (nearing 50% by dawn), but anything overnight should be isolated and pretty light.

Tomorrow (Thursday): As the cold front approaches, showers become likely during the morning. Either numerous showers or a period of light rain may then continue into the early afternoon before things shift off to the east prior to evening. Temperatures should be moderated by the rain, and fall off during the afternoon. That means morning highs near 60 or a bit above seem the best bet. Winds also become gusty out of the northwest late.

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Sunrise at Great Falls on Nov. 2, 2013. (Navin Sarma via Flickr)

Colorado floods: September 2013 will forever be remembered in Colorado due to the massive flooding that hit parts of the state. Weather5280, a Denver-area blog, has put together a great story that includes impressive visualizations of this memorable event, called “High Water: Colorado Floods, 2013.” Brendan Heberton explores how the event came together and takes a look at some of the hardest hits spots, noting that it will be years before normalcy returns to some of them.

Pollen update: All pollen types are currently low.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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