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Posted at 8:15 AM ET, 11/25/2008

Forecast: A Brief Blustery Blow

By Matt Rogers

Then a wee bit of warming

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Wow, with over a week of temperatures well below the norm, we had forgotten what 50 degrees felt like. While still a degree below average, yesterday's high of 53 at Reagan National was a comfortable change. After cold air pours into the region today, we may see another modest warm-up for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

TODAY (TUESDAY)

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Brisk and breezy. Partly sunny. 42-47. A cold front will be departing the region. So, clouds will accompany early-morning showers (30% chance), followed by partly sunny skies and highs in the 40s. Winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph will enhance that chill a bit.

Clouds will again be prevalent tonight as a stalled upper level low pressure area spins its wheels up in the Northeast. Breezes will also persist at about 10 mph and temperatures will drop into the 25-32 range (suburbs-city).

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the holiday weekend.

TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY)

Still pesky cloud cover. 45-49. Clouds will continue to linger due to that stalled low pressure up in the Northeast. Temperatures should moderate from today though with some areas making a run toward that 50-degree mark (south and east).

On Wednesday night, partly cloudy skies will still be about with lows dropping from 26-32 again with the typically colder exurbs seeing the lower end of that range.

A LOOK AHEAD

Thanksgiving is still aiming a little warmer with high temperatures in the area from 48-53 again. We may even finally carve out some sunshine, so we'll take a stab at mostly sunny skies to make for a great holiday potentially. Lows Thanksgiving night only dip to 30-35. Confidence: Medium

Friday is expected to find those clouds filling back in again late in the day as a new cold front approaches the area. The good news is that temperatures should remain on the milder side (49-54) during the day. Showers arrive Friday night with lows dropping down toward the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

The weekend could begin with yet some lingering showers on Saturday (40% chance), but otherwise, temperatures will be mainly below normal again with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s throughout the metro region. We should attempt to enjoy this relative mildness though as long range predictions push our highs back into the 30s later next week. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Matt Rogers  | November 25, 2008; 8:15 AM ET
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