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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 04/15/2010

PM Update: Splendid tax day weather

By Ian Livingston

Quite warm on Friday before weekend cooldown

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Though you might be pulling your hair out today, the weather is surely not among the reasons. We were treated to another very sunny day today, this time with temperatures soaring well into the 70s across the area. If you were cooped up in the office it might be a good time to think of a reason to leave early. The evening promises to deliver -- so will tomorrow!

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Temperatures fall to the upper 60s or around 70 as the sun sets this evening. We stay mostly clear overnight with lows generally in the low-and-mid 50s. Winds will be light from the southwest.

Tomorrow (Friday): Friday brings a brief taste of early-summer warmth before we cool back down into the weekend. Look for highs to reach the low 80s most spots under plenty of sunshine. Clouds may tend to increase a bit late, and there's an outside risk of a shower or storm -- mainly north and west of the area. Winds from the west or southwest will increase during the day and could be quite gusty late.

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By Ian Livingston  | April 15, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Anyone have outdoor dining plans tonight? tomorrow night?

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | April 15, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

As has been typical in our warm stretches this year today's highs outdid guidance a bit. 73 @ DCA, 74 @ BWI and 78 @ IAD.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | April 15, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Re: outdoor dining

I need to clean the pollen off the outdoor table first...

Posted by: spgass1 | April 15, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

No outdoor dining, but VIP Dances has its big singles dance tomorrow night at the Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge. Severe weather, especially tomorrow evening, would be a bummer.

The cold weekend isn't too welcome either. Our heat has been turned off for the year.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 15, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I ate outside tonight. Perfect dining al fresco.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | April 15, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little jealous of... higher than guidance.. but all of you outside tonight! I hope to be outside tomorrow night (at Lauriol?) :-)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | April 15, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

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