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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/ 3/2008

Forecast: Another Cold Snap Looms

By Dan Stillman

* Politico Criticized on Climate | Squirrels Achin' for Acorns *

Remember that cold snap in mid-November when temperatures had trouble making it much higher than the low 40s? Well, another one is on its way starting Friday. So if you don't like the cold, you better "soak up" today's highs in the upper 40s and tomorrow's highs in the low 50s, before the next blast of chilly air.


Sunny. Upper 40s. High pressure in control, lots of sun and a light breeze from the south. Sounds almost summery. Except for one minor detail -- that highs will probably only climb to the upper 40s.

Tonight, becoming partly cloudy as a cold front gets closer. Lows in the mid 30s downtown, low 30s in the burbs.

Confidence: High

Just how cold will our next cold snap be? Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.


Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Low 50s. Highs should reach the low 50s under partly to mostly cloudy skies before a cold front moves through, brining a 30-40% chance of some showers during the afternoon and evening along with occasionally gusty winds.

Thursday night, windy and colder with lows near 30 downtown, 20s in the burbs.


Friday looks to be partly sunny and noticeably colder with highs only in the upper 30s to near 40, and lows Friday night in the 20s. Confidence: High

Partly to mostly cloudy on Saturday and chilly again -- highs in the upper 30s. Some flurries or snow showers are possible Saturday evening and overnight as lows dip to near 30 downtown, 20s in the burbs. Confidence: Medium

Sunday should be the sunnier day of the weekend. But temperatures remain cold with highs topping out in the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Dan Stillman  | December 3, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
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Another link to Mr. Freedman's global warming column as the top item for the forecast?!?!?!

What the heck?!?!

You guys aren't going to let your readers get a simple weather forecast without ramming politics in their faces, are you?

Do you think this will increase your readership (via search engine manipulation), or drive current readers away?

Mr. Q.

Posted by: Mr_Q | December 3, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Mr_Q -- We try to tease all of our content equally, including the one or two posts per week (out of nearly 20) that cover climate change. Indeed, it's quite easy for any visitor who isn't interested in such content to read right past the tease and not click on the link. Or, you could call more attention to it by complaining about it, which works for us.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | December 3, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Dan wrote, "We try to tease all of our content equally, ..."

Clearly. ;)

Well, good luck with the politicizing the weather forecast strategy. That didn't work very well for TWC, but maybe you guys will have better luck with it.

Mr. Q.

Posted by: Mr_Q | December 3, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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