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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 03/23/2009

PM Update: Hard Freeze Tonight

By Capital Weather Gang

Continued sunny and cool tomorrow

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Despite brilliant sunshine today, temperatures have been a good 10 degrees colder than yesterday thanks to a steady southward stream of Canadian air. Highs so far have been right around 50 -- where they should hold for the next couple of hours before starting their steep evening descent...

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Tonight: Cold Canadian air, light winds and clear skies...and you've got your recipe for a very cold early-spring night. Everyone's going below freezing tonight -- with some of the cold spots like Sterling, Va. and Clarksburg, Md. dropping all the way down into the low 20s. Inside the beltway, lows will be in the upper 20s to around 30.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Bundle up for a mid-winter like morning commute to work. The spring sun will then go to work, but a high of 50 will probably be the best we can do given the frosty origins of the air overhead.

See Jason Samenow's full forecast through early next week, and follow CWG on Twitter and Facebook.

Rapid Change in Rapid City, South Dakota: Yesterday at this time, temperatures in Rapid City were in the mid-70s. Now, the town is under a Blizzard Warning with a foot or more of snow expected and 40-65 mph winds. This makes some of our recent temperature swings look wimpy.

By Capital Weather Gang  | March 23, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Looks like up to half an inch of rain Thursday into early Friday, with another storm Sunday possibly featuring thunderstorms/severe weather as triple point and warm sector come very close to the Metro area. Not too sure of exact timing.

My dance Friday evening comes during the lull between the two storms as things now look.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | March 23, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Finally able to fish 301 Bridge 2day, 2 of us caught & released 51 stripers. Hope 2 try Thur or Fri if wind doesn't blow.

Posted by: VaTechBob | March 23, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

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