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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

PM Update: Sunny Wednesday warm-up

By Jason Samenow

Chilly winds from the northwest held temperatures below average for the first time in six days today. Mid-to-upper 40s were all the sun amidst clear March skies (nice satellite image) could muster on its incipient day. But after a clear and a cold night, the absence of north winds helps temps bounce back into above average territory 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: Although the cool flow of air from the north ceases, clear skies and calm winds allow the sun's daytime energy to radiate back into space. And so we have a seasonably chilly night. Lows drop from the mid-20s in the colder suburbs to the low 30s downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Sunshine is plentiful. Flow from the south and then from the west promotes mild afternoon temps, reaching around 60 or even the low 60s for highs. In the evening, a cold front comes through, setting the stage for a cold Wednesday night and Thursday.

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By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2011; 3:20 PM ET
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Comments

No 70 or at least 60 degree highs forecast over the next 10 days are there?

Posted by: superseiyan | March 1, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

@superseiyan

I think we have a good shot at 60-62 tomorrow...Saturday should be near 60 as well too. 70 is tougher.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | March 1, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

60 works for me!

As much as I love snow, I'm ready for spring now.

Just gimme a few days without rain so the mudpit-formerly-know-as-my-yard dries up a little so we can clean up from the winds.

Posted by: wadejg | March 1, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

i know people are excited about march arriving and spring etc..., but 50 is the normal high for this time of year 'round here.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | March 1, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I know people are looking forward to spring but the storm on the 6th/7th could get wintry at the end. 18z run of the GFS shows the possibility of wet snow flakes mixing in before the storm exits. No blizzard, but something to watch.

Posted by: rapotter | March 1, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I know people are looking forward to spring but the storm on the 6th/7th could get wintry at the end. 18z run of the GFS shows the possibility of wet snow flakes mixing in before the storm exits. No blizzard, but something to watch.

Posted by: rapotter | March 1, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

rapotter, you bet we'll keep an eye on it. Though chances are pretty darn low...at least from this current vantage point, looking that far out. This also means a lot could change.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | March 1, 2011 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Just back from dinner with friends.
very comfortable walk home from Metro. Temp OK and little breeze at all. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Posted by: marathoner | March 1, 2011 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I have always considered March to be my least favorite month. It's damp, rainy, chilly and windy. It's one of those "transition months" like September. I guess the only good thing that comes out of it is March Madness...

I wish we could just skip straight to April...

Posted by: BobMiller2 | March 1, 2011 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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