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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 03/10/2009

PM Update: Warmth to Make One-Day Comeback

By Ian Livingston

Near 70 Wednesday before return to cooler temperatures

* March Temperature Swings | Meteorological vs. Astronomical Spring *

A maritime air mass kept us rather cool today as temperatures only top out in the upper 40s to near 50. Save for a sprinkle or isolated shower, most everyone should stay dry into the evening as most of the showers associated with a warm front stay well to the north. Get ready to discard the sweaters for one day tomorrow, just keep them close by because cool air won't depart for long.

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Tonight: Clouds enjoy their stay overnight and temperatures won't drop too much thanks to a warm front lifting north of the area. Look for lows in the mid-40s with light winds from the south and southeast. By sunrise, some scattered showers may be around, but they should generally be light where they occur.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Cold, warm, cool, warm... The March roller coaster continues Wednesday as temperatures rise to near and above 70. A cold front passing through keeps us mostly cloudy, maybe with some afternoon breaks of sun, and may produce a few daytime showers. But significant rain (which would be beneficial considering how dry we've been) is unlikely. After the front passes, look for gusty afternoon and evening winds from the west and northwest.

See Matt Rogers' full forecast through the weekend.

Painful Weather: A new study has linked weather and headaches, and not just for the forecaster who gets it wrong! Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston studied over 7,000 patients and found that significant rises in temperatures over 24 hours, and/or a decent drop in barometric pressure over 72 hours, increased the risk of patients getting a migraine. Will tomorrow produce some local headaches?

By Ian Livingston  | March 10, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Seems like I often get headaches when rain/storms approach. Even for the snow I love...

Posted by: manassasmissy | March 10, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

manassasmissy, I get headaches when rain or snow storms approach too; the drop in pressure seems to do it. When a tropical depression passes nearby, I always swear my head is explode.

Posted by: --sg | March 10, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

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