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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/ 3/2008

PM Update: More Cold Approaches; TV Shuffle

By Ian Livingston

Briefly warmer Thursday, shower threat late

* Squirrels Achin' for Acorns *

Wall-to-wall sunshine mixed with lighter winds to create a rather pleasant December day across the area. After a solid freeze overnight, temperatures rose into the mid and upper 40s, which is a little below average for this time of year. Mostly clear skies will continue into the evening before clouds increase overnight.

Tonight: Clouds will begin to increase by midnight, resulting in partly to mostly cloudy skies by morning. Temperatures will stay up a bit compared to last night, this time falling to the low 30s in the suburbs and mid 30s in D.C.

Tomorrow: Thursday begins partly to mostly cloudy and ends with a chance of showers during the afternoon and evening. Ahead of the cold front responsible for the cloudiness, look for highs to reach the low-to-mid 50s. The shower threat arrives with and behind the front by mid-afternoon or evening and showers could persist through around midnight. Along with showers, colder air will also begin filtering in on a sometimes gusty wind from the northwest.

TV Weather Shuffle: About two months ago, former FOX5 and WUSA9 forecaster Steve Rudin replaced Joe Witte as ABC7's weekend meteorologist. But Witte won't be out of work for long. Just last week, local media blog DCRTV informed readers long-time weatherman Ron Riley was retiring from NewsChannel8 and now reports Witte will be his replacement.

See Dan's full forecast through the weekend.

By Ian Livingston  | December 3, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Perhaps some light snow late Sat. into Sun., but more importantly, run to run consistency is appearing for the first time recently for mid next week.

The GFS and Euro are abandoning the idea of a "lakes cutter". The GFS suggests that the first sig. snow of the winter may occur E. of the A.F. and W. of the B.R. at 150-175 hrs.

This may all evaporate tomorrow, but is quite interesting tonight!

Posted by: AugustaJim | December 3, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Accuweather's trying out a new radar...

So far, this winter hasn't disappointed. 3 days with snow (albeit flurries) in November, and now some increasing chances for the white stuff in the coming days. The 0Z models could be completely different, of course, but at least we have something to keep track of.

Posted by: KBurchfiel | December 3, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

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