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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2008

Forecast: Weekend Warm-up

By Jason Samenow

Showers possible Sunday

* Weather Wall | 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' *

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy and mild. 55-60. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, 48-53. | Tomorrow: Chance of showers, still mild. Mid 60s. | A Look Ahead

FORECAST IN DETAIL

The first two days of the week averaged nearly 15 degrees colder than average and the last two days of the week will likely average 15 degrees above average. How's that for a turnaround? If it's not going to be white, it may as well be warm...

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Today (Saturday): The passage of a warm front last night paves the way for an unseasonably mild day. Winds from the south (at around 10 mph) will assist temperatures in their climb into the mid 50s. With a little help from the sun, 60 isn't out of the question. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: More mild air will push northward and night time lows will probably be warmer than average day time highs (mid 40s). Low 50s should about do it for the night time minima, maybe some upper 40s in the 'cooler' suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week.

Tomorrow (Sunday): For one more day it will remain nice'n mild, as temperatures aim for the mid 60s. Sky conditions will likely be mostly cloudy and some showers may develop between late morning and mid-afternoon as a cold front moves through. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Skies should gradually clear, and it will turn a bit cooler, with lows from the mid- to upper 30 downtown, to the low 30s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Both Monday and Tuesday will be cooler than this weekend, but a little warmer than average. High pressure will build into the region providing plenty of sunshine and day time highs in the low 50s and overnight lows 30-35 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | December 27, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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Comments

Still chilly in Silver Spring.. 39.. brrr. And we're still drying out a bit from some of the rain last night. Puddles are disappearing though! Anyone feeling some warmth yet? Fredericksburg people?? Let me know!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | December 27, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

still chilly and damp! in Culpeper Va. 85 sounds real good about now!

Posted by: clintonportis17 | December 27, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

41 in New Baltimore. But foggy, warm temps on the way!

Posted by: weathergrrl | December 27, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Given persistent overcast, I dropped high temperature forecast down to 55-60 (from the low 60s).

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 27, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

66 balmy degrees here in Lake Ridge. I'm all for cold weather, but this is kind of nice!

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | December 27, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Blast of warm wind just a few moments ago in Rockville. Odd. Very odd.

Posted by: Havoc737 | December 27, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Nothing but sunshine all day here in Harrisonburg, made it up to 71 this afternoon. Tonight we have clear skies in all directions and 53. While attending a family holiday party out in the country I realized how much "light pollution" can block the night sky, even in an area as small as the burg.

Posted by: drfrank22821 | December 27, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow! According to the weather station map every-one is in the mid fifties or better. Hope you at least break records for going thru all this. :) I hope you get lots of snow soon.

Posted by: TriforceOfTime | December 28, 2008 5:40 AM | Report abuse

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