Cherry blossoms frame the Capitol on Tuesday. (Angela N./Flickr)

Rain persisted deep enough into the day to keep us on the chilly and raw side most of the time. Highs were generally in the upper 40s to near 50. The offshore low-pressure system responsible for the rain is starting to pull away, and that means we’re headed into drier conditions through tonight. Once we ditch the clouds Thursday, it’s going to be a rather nice day.

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Through tonight: A few raindrops could fall into evening, but we’re drying out overall. Under mostly cloudy skies, low temperatures range from near freezing to around 40. Winds become light, and some patchy fog could develop. Any fog could quickly lower visibility, so use caution driving late night into early morning.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Low clouds and fog may persist into the morning. Clouds can be stubborn this time of year, but hopefully they’ll get out of the way by midday or early afternoon. Once that happens, it won’t be too far from an official CWG Nice Day stamp, and you might not even notice the difference at times! Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Winds will be out of the south around 10 mph.

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Pollen update: Before the rain, tree pollen was moderate at 38.34 grains per cubic meter. Grass and mold spores were low.

Rain totals: Through 4 p.m., Washington has picked up 0.28 inches of rain, from last night through today. Dulles has picked up 0.25 inches, and Baltimore has tallied 0.28 inches. These totals are all on the low side of expectations from this system, but they bring monthly tallies a bit closer to normal (we’re still running behind).

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