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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 03/12/2008

Forecast: A Week Later, Weather Starts Again

By Dan Stillman

Dry today and tomorrow; then repeat rain performance

It's not unusual for weather patterns to every once in a while repeat themselves from one week to the next. But in this case, the forecast for tomorrow through the weekend is incredibly identical to the forecast I made this time last week, with dry weather and highs in the 50s today and tomorrow, an increasing chance of rain on Friday, more rain on Saturday, then clearing and windy on Sunday. In fact, the predicted weather is so similar that I feel like I'm plagiarizing my forecast from a week ago.

TODAY

Becoming mostly sunny and breezy. Mid 50s. From morning lows in the mid to upper 30s, temperatures will climb toward highs in the mid 50s as some early-morning clouds quickly give way to mostly sunny skies. A 15-20 mph breeze, with gusts to around 25 mph, should pick up out of the northwest by late morning after a weak front passes by. Overnight, mostly clear with winds becoming calm and lows in the low to mid 30s.

TOMORROW

Increasing clouds. Afternoon breeze. Mid to upper 50s. We should start off with at least some sun, but probably increasing clouds as the day progresses. An increasing afternoon breeze from the south should warm temperatures to highs in the mid to upper 50s. Then, partly to mostly cloudy with a small chance of an evening or overnight shower and lows not very low -- in the low to mid 40s.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.

FRIDAY

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. 60s. The first of two, possibly three low-pressure systems will make a run at us on Friday, delivering a slight chance (25%) of a shower in the morning, and a better chance (50%) of showers in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures are likely to reach at least the low 60s, and could climb a few degrees higher with a strong enough breeze from the south.

Overnight, we'll probably see a lull in precipitation chances, before a more potent area of low pressure -- and more solid area of rain -- approaches toward morning. Lows in the low to mid 40s.

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday has the potential to provide a soaking rain, with periods of moderate to heavy rain a good possibility and temperatures in the 40s to near 50. The timing is a bit uncertain as to whether the rain would move in during the morning or hold off toward midday. A third area of low pressure may skirt to our south Saturday evening and keep the rain going into the first part of Saturday night.

Eventually, rain should come to an end overnight, maybe mixing with some snowflakes before doing so. As the storm departs, overnight winds could become quite gusty out of the northwest as lows drop to the low to mid 30s.

Clearing skies, cold and more gusty winds on Sunday with highs in the 40s. Then, it's looking clear and rather cold Sunday night with diminishing winds and lows in the mid 20s in the burbs to near 30 downtown.

By Dan Stillman  | March 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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