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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/ 6/2008

Forecast: Cloudy Conditions Continue

By Josh Larson

Becoming sunny and milder Friday

It's beginning to sound like a broken record: clouds will prevail again today, even though some peaks of sunshine are possible. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the sun to return in full force. When it does re-appear, it will be accompanied by much milder temperatures. The weekend will be one of transition, with a cold front bringing a chance of rain to the area early Saturday, and cooler and drier conditions settling in Sunday.

TODAY (THURSDAY)

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Mostly cloudy; stray shower. Mid 60s. This truly pesky coastal low still spinning close to our region will keep mostly cloudy skies over much of the area today. A few stray showers, especially early and/or east of town are possible -- along with breezes from the north at 10-15 mph. Some peeks of sunshine are possible during the afternoon but my best advice to sun-lovers: don't get your hopes up. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 60s today.

Mostly cloudy skies linger through the evening and overnight hours tonight with lows settling in the 50-55 degree range.

Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week.

TOMORROW (FRIDAY)

Mostly sunny & warmer. Low 70s. After a seemingly very long wait, we'll finally see mostly sunny skies on Friday. Soak in the rays, if you can, along with warmer high temperatures in the low 70s -- some 10 degrees above average.

Though clear skies may linger during the evening, If you can believe it, clouds re-enter the picture overnight. Expect lows in the low to mid 50s.

A LOOK AHEAD

We're in a rather unsettled weather pattern, so after one quick day of sunshine that means we're set to see mostly cloudy skies again on Saturday along with the chance for scattered showers -- mainly in the morning. Some places may remain completely dry. Clouds will drop high temperatures back into the mid 60s -- still a bit above average, though. Expect partly cloudy skies and dry conditions Saturday night, with cooler lows dropping into the mid 40s. Confidence: Medium

High pressure returns on Sunday and despite plenty of sunshine, a much cooler air mass overhead (ushered in by northwesterly winds) will foster considerably cooler afternoon highs in the mid 50s. Clear and cool Sunday night with temperatures dropping to the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Back to work Monday looks like a very nice -- though crisp -- fall day, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 50s once again with overnight lows from the 30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium-High

By Josh Larson  | November 6, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

"Peaks" of sunshine? Those must be beautiful mountains :-)

Posted by: Sterlingva | November 6, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Sterlingva ... spelling now corrected.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | November 6, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

@Sterlingva, perhaps I was just trying to be poetic ;)

Posted by: Josh-CapitalWeatherGang | November 6, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

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