Geese enjoy a springlike day. (Tom Mockler/Flickr)

We spent a good chunk of the day struggling to break free from the cool air stuck around the area, but sunshine did make it through during the afternoon. With those rays, and a warmer wind from the south, temperatures rose to near or a bit above 60 degrees in much of the area. A nice change of pace on this first day since fall with evening light lasting past 7 p.m., and there’s more to come.

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Through tonight: Although sun broke through the clouds today, more clouds will continue streaming by tonight. It might be more of a mid- and high-level cloudiness rather than those low stratus clouds that keep us chilly during the day. Lows end up dipping near 40 to the mid-40s.

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Tomorrow (Monday): Skies are partly to mostly sunny and winds are from the west. We continue with above-normal temperatures, as highs reach from near 60 to the mid-60s in most spots — perhaps even higher in the city.

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Sustained spring? This week is looking mild to warm overall. Don’t get too used to it, as lower temperatures seem ready to return next week. Of course, by mid- and late March, cool is kind of relative. It appears as though there is no truly cold weather on the horizon, and it’ll be even harder the further we get into spring.

The Euro ensemble forecast for temperatures in D.C. over the next 15 days. (

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