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Posted at 5:00 PM ET, 02/20/2009

PM Update: Winds Weaken, But Cold Overnight

By Ian Livingston

Mostly sunny & warmer Saturday; Sunday snow?

* TWC Founder Talks Climate 'Scam' | China's Snow: Artificial? *

The broken record of winter 2008-2009 continued playing today as we were greeted with more cold winds and dry conditions. Wind gusts once again have topped 30 mph across the area throughout the day, making highs in the 30s feel more like the 20s. The good news? Winds should start subsiding soon.

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Tonight: Remaining early-evening gusts should quickly diminish toward more tolerable levels overnight. Very dry air and clear skies will allow temperatures to nosedive after dark. Evening readings dropping into the 20s will bottom in the upper teens in the suburbs to low 20s downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Saturday should be rather pleasant, especially compared to the last few days. Mostly sunny skies early will trend cloudier late as a fast-moving storm system approaches from the west but passes mainly to our northwest. Daytime highs should reach the mid-to-upper 40s, or pretty close to average for this time of year. Winds? Light and variable.

Saturday Night & Sunday: As Saturday night lows dip to the low-to-mid 30s under mostly cloudy skies, the system responsible for the clouds could spawn a storm along the mid-Atlantic coast, potentially meaning some light snow or rain early Sunday morning through around midday. With Sunday highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, accumulation chances look minimal but can't be totally ruled out. Winds pick up again Sunday afternoon and evening.

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

By Ian Livingston  | February 20, 2009; 5:00 PM ET
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This noon, Tom Skilling said on WGN that Chicago should get a major snowfall out of this system, though the peak snow accumulations likely will hit Milwaukee and Sheboygan. All we're likely to get is another routine dry "clipper". Still can't hit that huge coastal jackpot.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 20, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

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