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PM Update: Clouds and cooler temperatures tonight. Staying mild on Monday.

Early-season cherry blossoms. (Joe Flood via Flickr)

That’s now two days in a row of 70-degree temperatures in the District. And yes, it’s still January. It’s the first time in more than 20 years that the city has had back-to-back 70-degree days in January. We can safely say that there will not be a third consecutive day of 70-degree temperatures, but it will still remain warmer than normal for the bulk of the week.

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Through tonight: Clouds will be on the increase overnight, eventually resulting in overcast skies by tomorrow morning. Temperatures will steadily fall off tonight, with lows ultimately settling in the low 40s with light winds from the north at about 5 to 10 mph.

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Tomorrow (Monday): Overcast skies will persist for the duration tomorrow, with much lower temperatures as well. Highs will top out “only” in the low 50s on Monday because of the cloud cover and a cool east wind. Tomorrow night will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows will be in the low to mid-40s.

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A record in Boston: Just as the annual American Meteorological Society conference arrives in town, Boston set an all-time January temperature record today. My hometown shot up to 74 degrees today, which is quite ridiculous for Jan. 12. Equally ridiculous is the fact that it’s probably going to be snowing here just seven days from now.

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