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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 02/ 8/2008

CommuteCast: Worry Free Weather

By Ian Livingston

From spring back to winter this weekend

Today's MidAtlantic satellite loop (from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) shows quite a few holes in the cloud cover for sun to shine through, courtesy Unisys. Click here to expand.

Early morning clouds have given way to increased sunshine today and temperatures have topped out right around 50 degrees throughout the region. The final commute home of the week will be dry and worry free as far as weather concerns go.

Tonight: Clouds will increase later tonight as a low pressure system begins to pass well to our north. Low temperatures will be moderated by cloudiness, with most regions bottoming out in the mid 30s and the north and west suburbs possibly getting near freezing.

Tomorrow: Showers are possible in the morning but they should be widely scattered and will not produce much rainfall across the area. By midday, clouds will begin to break and the afternoon should be pleasant with highs in the low to mid 50s across the area. Cooler air will begin to filter in Saturday night following the passage of a cold front which will mark the end of our recent warm spell.

See Camden's forecast for Sunday and beyond.

By Ian Livingston  | February 8, 2008; 3:30 PM ET
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Most of our weather is worry free--until Sunday morning. Then the wind chill kicks in!

Posted by: El Bombo | February 8, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

One of my teachers was discussing the "thunder snow" that occurred during the blizzard of 1996. Can someone confirm this? He also said that snow rates were so high as to be up to 4 - 7 inches per hour.

Posted by: Period | February 8, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Anyone look at latest 18z GFS? Trended Cold again for 2/14. I am sure tomorrow will trend warm again.

Posted by: Conman | February 8, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

GFS is flirting again with us for 2/14. Is she for real? I'll believe it when I see it. Any takers?

Agusta Jim, VaTechBob, CapTeam? What do you guys think? Latest models look like a typical situation for us to get a good snow, keeping warmair just offshore. These models seem so erratic on each run. I dont have faith but it definately trended a lot colder on last run

Posted by: ChrisfromVA | February 8, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Also, dreamland GFS (long term) looks better this run with more favorable conditions for snow......

......if we actually get a big snow from dreamland. I'll shave my head

Posted by: ChrisfromVA | February 8, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Chris, your hair is definetly safe. This winter is pretty much done. I'm not sure what the GFS is looking at, but it's hard to snow with temps in the 40's. Models more than 3 days out r as useful as a bike without a chain.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | February 8, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

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