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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 02/ 6/2009

PM Update: Warmer, But not 'Warm' ... Yet

By Ian Livingston

Springtime preview hits area this weekend; 60 on Sunday?

* Monster Storm Was No Certainty | When Ants Come Marching In *

You know it's been pretty cold when the first day of a multi-day warm-up still produces temperatures a few degrees below normal. After another morning that started in the teens, light winds from the south combined with plentiful sunshine to help temperatures rise into the low 40s across the area. Still not warm, but better than it has been if you are not a big fan of cold air and wind chills.

Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall.

Tonight: Clear skies will rule the night and winds will be a non-factor compared to recently. Lows should range from near 20 in the coldest suburbs to the upper 20s in D.C.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Light south winds will continue to bring warmer air into the region Saturday and highs will reach the mid-50s (maybe even some upper 50s). Mostly clear skies along with an increasingly powerful sun should lead to an all around delightful day. Get out and enjoy!

See Camden Walker's forecast through early next week.

More Layoffs at Weather Channel: Following an initial round of cuts in November, several blogs and discussion boards are reporting that the Weather Channel has let go several more veterans of the station. The latest cuts: Mark Mancuso, Rich Johnson, Kristina Abernathy, and Kristin Dodd. See: Inside Cable News, Medialine, and EasternUSWx Forums.

By Ian Livingston  | February 6, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Nice lookin' sunset in the webcam!

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | February 6, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what's happening...I think we're in a full-scale DEPRESSION [not just a "recession"]. These service-cut shenanigans over at Metro just seem to prove my point!!!

As for's probably NBC's doing...I thought they had set up that "competing" weather service just before they bought TWC. Now they're gutting the Weather Channel. However it would be nice if TWC got back to real-time weathercasting and dropped some of these 'specials' they keep rerunning ad nauseam. It really hurts to turn on the 5:20PM seven-day outlook only to find it has been pre-empted by a three-year-old Forecast Earth "special" you have seen five times already.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 6, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse for a boring multi-day mild spell, I'd rather have a huge SNOWSTORM before met. winter ends and we have to put up with March's wind-driven rains.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 6, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else in Western Ffx Co/Loudoun Co see an odd sight this evening around 5:40-5:50? As best I can tell, it was in the NW quadrant, and appeared as a very bright golden blob perhaps 45 degrees above the horizon, nearly vertical and about twice as tall as wide when I first saw it, then flattening out to about 70 degrees from the vertical and lengthening to roughly double its earlier length. It was very conspicuous, even against a sunset sky, and my husband suggested that it might be some sort of meteorological phenomenon. Sorry, I was hurrying to get home so didn't get out my camera!

Posted by: fsd50 | February 6, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

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