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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 01/ 9/2009

PM Update: Clear Skies to Trend Cloudier

By Ian Livingston

Saturday storm not what snow lovers wish for

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Lots of sun today has led to a calm end to the work week. Highs topped out in the upper 30s to near 40, but a breeze from the northwest helped it feel a bit colder than that. Some clouds are now filtering into the area, which will allow skies to trend cloudy as we head through the night.

Tonight: Clouds will continue to thicken this evening and we will see mostly cloudy conditions by morning. Cold temperatures of today will not fall too far thanks to the clouds, but should still reach the mid-to-upper 20s across the area.

Tomorrow: Saturday begins cloudy before precipitation arrives during the afternoon and then lasts into the evening. Some places, especially north and west of D.C., may briefly see snow before a change to rain showers. Highs will rise to around 40 across the area and rain may briefly change back to snow before ending in the evening. Little or no snow accumulations are expected.

See Camden Walker's forecast through the beginning of next week.

By Ian Livingston  | January 9, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Why does it seem like DC is always on the borderline between snow and rain?

(Usually we get the latter)

Posted by: Yellowboy | January 9, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I am driving up to New York! That is it!

Rainman Greg

Posted by: stinkerflat1 | January 9, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Yay! Once again "areas to the north and west of DC" will see snow.

How lucky for us. *sarcasm* ;-) One day I really will get on here to make non sarcastic comments.

Posted by: kallieh | January 9, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Next Weeks Forecast -
Boston 18 Hvy Snow
Chicago 12 Hvy Snow
El Paso 30 Snow
Los Angeles 32 Flurries
Miami 40 Light Snow
New Orleans 30 Snow
New York 20 Hvy Snow
Phoenix 32 Flurries
Seattle 30 Snow
San Fran 38 Flurries
Washington, DC 33 Rain

Posted by: prayforsnowDC | January 9, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Is the Snowcam ready to go if needed?

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | January 9, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to drive to New York. I was in south central Pennsylvania today and was listening to the weather on a local radio station. They are expecting six to ten inches tomorrow.

Posted by: MKadyman | January 9, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

prayforsnowDC - that was a laugh-out-loud funny post!

Posted by: VAStateOfMind | January 9, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we'll have plenty of cold air in place by next week, which makes the GFS' forecast of a clipper look pretty promising. Not that we can take anything for granted, eh?

Posted by: KBurchfiel | January 9, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

You can go to Boston tomorrow for me.... although my 9-year old is pretty excited that he will see snow.

Posted by: dynagirl | January 9, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Brr, next week looks extra chilly. Who knows, maybe we will drop down to under 10 degrees one night next week here.

Posted by: Snowman_In_Herndon | January 9, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Snowman_In_Herndon:

Not only is that possible, I would venture to suggest it is likely based on current model guidance. A high under 20 is also possible during the period. This should be quite a cold spell. Be sure to check local rivers and such, if it lasts as long as progged they may well freeze over or come close to it. Doesn't happen too often around here!

Posted by: jahutch | January 9, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

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