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Posted at 8:40 AM ET, 11/12/2008

Forecast: Today Clouds, Tomorrow Rain

By Dan Stillman

What gives? For the second month in a row, we're working on an extended dry spell. In October, it took until the 25th to get any measurable rain at all. So far in November, we've seen only a few showers and sprinkles. But that should change tomorrow as a good chance of rain moves in, with rain chances sticking around into Saturday.

TODAY (WEDNESDAY)

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Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 50s. Ever so slightly, sunshine took the edge off of yesterday's cool highs near 50. Unless we get more sun than expected, that won't be the case today. Highs in the low 50s will be a couple degrees warmer than Tuesday, but this time with little sun to speak of. Could see a sprinkle or passing shower south or southwest of D.C.

Tonight, mostly cloudy skies will trap some of that warmer daytime air, meaning a not-so-chilly night with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Showers could develop toward morning.

Confidence: Medium-High

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TOMORROW (THURSDAY)

Periods of rain. Cloudy. Low 50s. Take the umbrella, ok?. If it's not raining when you get out the front door in the morning, it will be eventually. Periods of rain are a pretty good bet throughout the day -- and rain could be moderate to heavy at times -- with highs in the low 50s.

Thursday night, some lingering showers may be scattered about with lows in the 40s.

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday should not be nearly as wet as Thursday, but still there's a chance (about 40%) of some occasional showers. On the flip side, it's possible some sun will periodically squeeze its way between partly to mostly cloudy skies, though confidence in the cloud forecast is on the low side. Highs near 60 -- into the low-to-mid 60s with some sun. Confidence: Low-Medium

A 40% chance of showers continues Friday night. Quite mild for November with lows in the 50s. Confidence: Medium

A strong cold front comes through Saturday with a good chance of showers. Highs could hit the low-to-mid 60s late morning or midday, before temperatures start to tumble come late afternoon or evening and winds gust from the northwest. Saturday night lows? In the low 40s downtown, upper 30s in the burbs. Confidence: Medium

Sunday shapes up partly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s -- the 60s quickly become a distant memory. Confidence: Medium-High

By Dan Stillman  | November 12, 2008; 8:40 AM ET
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Comments

i saw a few wet snow flakes and sleet mix on 29 in green co/madison co line about 615am

Posted by: deveinmadisonva | November 12, 2008 6:37 AM | Report abuse

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