The Lincoln Memorial at sunset last night. (Navin Sarma via Flickr )

Despite abundant sunshine, temperatures stayed a little colder than expected today. Highs that reached the mid- to upper 30s were about 10 degrees below normal for the date. If you’re hoping for a reprieve, the good news is that this should be the last truly cold day for a while.

Through Tonight: Although cold days are a thing of the past after today, we’ve got one more cold night before temperatures moderate there as well. It will be quite similar to last night: mostly clear, light wind and temperatures dipping to the upper teens in the colder suburbs north and west. Lows will be in the 20s most spots, with downtown reaching the upper 20s.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Another sun-filled day is ahead as we start astronomical winter. And despite all calendars now showing winter, we warm up a bit compared with the past few days. I wouldn’t really call it warm, but temperatures near and above average feel pretty decent given what we’ve recently experienced. Highs are mainly in the upper 40s to near 50, and winds remain rather light.

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More Hawaii snow: After a major event earlier this month, snow returned to the volcanoes of Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday. Mashable’s Andrew Freedman described the event, in which thundersnow was reported as “continuous.” What caused the snow and thunder? has the details on the “Kona low.”

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