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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/14/2008

Forecast: Showers, Storms as Seasons Collide

By Camden Walker

Much colder Sunday into next week

WeatherCamBoth your fall and winter wardrobes will get a workout over the next several days. Today we get highs near 60, with a 70-degree reading not out of the question tomorrow. With the warmth comes gloomy skies today, and showers and storms tonight and tomorrow. As the storm system exits Saturday night, we'll be left with much colder temperatures Sunday into next week.

TODAY (FRIDAY)

Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Fog/mist/drizzle. Mostly cloudy. P.M. showers? Near 60. Fog, mist and drizzle will be the story for much of the day. Thanks to a light breeze from the south, temperatures will be tolerable -- highs near 60 -- despite mostly cloudy skies. By afternoon, some showers may be creeping near from the south. Chance of rain, which wouldn't be heavy just yet, is about 30%.

Cloudy tonight. And with an increasing threat of showers. We may also hear a few claps of thunder! Lows will remain very mild out ahead of an approaching cold front -- in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Confidence: Medium-High

When will this pesky storm go away? Keep reading for the forecast into next week, and see SkinsCast for the Sunday-nighter against Dallas. Also, today is the last day to enter our photo contest.

TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

Showers n' Storms. Breezy. Mid 60s... to near 70?. Why so warm? In advance of a cold front, winds from the southwest -- around 20 mph, with higher gusts -- will tap warm and semi-humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Highs will likely make the mid 60s. Some could see upper 60s or even 70. Showers are likely throughout the day, and maybe some thunderstorms, too. It won't be pretty, though we do need the rain.

Skies partially clear after dinner and into the overnight. Dress in layers if you're heading out -- you'll notice a drastic, somewhat blustery change in the air. Evening temperatures plummet through the 50s and into the upper 40s. All the way down to the upper 30s and low 40s by dawn. Winds from the west on the order of 10-15 mph will dry us out, but also chill us down. Brrr.

SUNDAY

Partly sunny. Breezy. Upper 40s to low 50s. Glad the gloominess is behind us? Me too. But I may miss the silver-lining warmth of the previous two days. Still, the sun should have a good number of appearances and I will be soaking it up -- as should you. Highs only in the upper 40s to low 50s will be chilled by winds from the west around 15-20 mph.

Overnight, partly cloudy. Low temperatures bottom in the upper 30s downtown. Into the low-to-mid 30s out in the suburbs. Some of you could have frost on your windshields.

A LOOK AHEAD

Monday may be somewhat cloudy, which is not good for my impending Seasonal Affective Disorder. Ah well. Temperatures will be chilly again. Highs only make to the upper 40s or low 50s. Confidence: Medium

Might we see some flurries Monday night into Tuesday? There's a chance as a little disturbance swings through, though I wouldn't bank on it. It'll certainly be cold enough for flakes -- Monday night lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s, and Tuesday highs only reaching the mid 40s. How "Thanksgiving" the air will already feel...eh? Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | November 14, 2008; 10:55 AM ET
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Comments

What a pretty webcam picture. Man, this weather is miserable, isn't it?

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | November 14, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Did we ever find el Bombo?

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | November 14, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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