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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 04/ 8/2009

PM Update: Spring Making an Attempt to Return

By Ian Livingston

Temperatures rise to near normal levels Thursday

* Sunday Cherry Blossom Photos | Revised CSU Hurricane Outlook *

Temperatures that ranged from near freezing into the mid-30s this morning have warmed fairly nicely into the mid-50s today, though a gusty wind from the west is keeping things somewhat chilly for April. After lots of sunshine earlier in the day we are now seeing a fair amount of cloudiness that should last through the night.

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: Skies stay mostly cloudy through most of the night while temperatures drop to near 40 in D.C. The suburbs should see lows range from the mid-to-upper 30s. A passing sprinkle or flurry is possible in the southernmost parts of the area as a small storm passes by through the Carolinas. Winds will be light.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We warm up a little more tomorrow as temperatures rise toward the low 60s most places under partly sunny skies. Even a few mid-60s are possible if we get enough sun. Winds should remain fairly light.

See Dan Stillman's full forecast through the weekend.

More Plains Flooding: After recent record flooding, the Red River is scheduled to crest near 40 feet in Fargo by mid-month, bringing renewed concerns to the area. This forecast has actually come down a few feet, and if it holds, this round of flooding likely will not be as bad as what they just saw.

By Ian Livingston  | April 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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And a rather feeble attempt at warming, after all! Beginning Easter Sunday, we seem to be ready to plunge back into yet another prolonged session of raw-fifties weather. Boy, this miserable no-snow winter seems continually reluctant to give up its grip on us! And that darned wind??? I'm nice and fed up with this extended "March" which started aoa Valentines Day and now figures to drag on into mid-April...while my condo appears poised to turn off the heat on schedule on Tax Day next Wednesday. At least the dogwoods aren't buying into it yet.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 8, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

More on spring...While we shiver, Germany basks in the mid-teens to low twenties Celsius--that's sixties and seventies for us Fahrenheiters! In addition, Black Sea resort Sochi is fighting a losing battle for its distinction as warmest spot in the Russian Federation--to Baltic port Kaliningrad [which used to be Koenigsberg, Germany before the Russians took over in 1945].

Normally Germany is raw, rainy and around 10-15 degrees Celsius, or even in the single digits this time of year. Baltic waters are still cold from the lingering effects of winter.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 8, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

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