“Everyone’s all cold, but its another warm day for me,” Rapi Satoa, 20, said Tuesday. The Alaska native is in Washington on spring break from school in New Mexico. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

High temperatures around 60 degrees made for a rather nice day across the area. Although some high cloudiness has moved in this afternoon, we’re looking at a pleasant evening. It arguably gets even better into tomorrow. Our first day in the 70s in over a month may be at hand!

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Through Tonight: High-level clouds that floated into the area this afternoon hang out into the night. They won’t do much other than help keep temperatures somewhat elevated. Lows are mainly in the mid-30s to mid-40s. Winds are light and variable after dark.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Skies are partly to mostly sunny, and temperatures are higher than today. Highs should reach the upper 60s to lower 70s in most spots. Winds are out of the south, around 5 to 10 mph.

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Friday storms? It’s almost the time of year when we need to start watching for storm potential with passing fronts. Things seem a bit disjointed here as a cold front passes Friday and the main low pressure is way to our northwest. That said, models are showing at least a hint of instability as temperatures reach the 70s and dew points approach 60 degrees. At this point, it looks as if there won’t be much forming, but there is potential for a few showers or a storm. The wind shear aloft is quite favorable for organized storms, should anything form, so it might be worth keeping an eye on in close.


Dew points in Friday evening per the NAM weather model. (Capital Weather Gang and Pivotal Weather)

Pollen update: Tree pollen is moderate at 21.09 grains/cubic meter. Mold spores are low.

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