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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/20/2009

Forecast: Pleasant Weather Extends its Stay

By Brian Jackson

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Today: Sunny, some high clouds. 76-80. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 57-61. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, slight chance of a shower late. 75-78. | A Look Ahead


Good fortune extends its hands to us and offers up another beautiful day across the area. Sunny skies and mild temperatures reward the tailgaters today for the 'Skins home opener. Uncertainty rears its head early in the week though as a wave moving along a cold front to our west will bring rain chances to our area by Monday night, though a lot of the moisture may stay west of the Appalachians.

Today (Sunday): Another beautiful day is on the table as high pressure fights to hang on overhead. The spotless blue may see some thin, high clouds later in the day but the sun should still be visible in the sky. Temperatures will make a run at 80 but will likely fall short with highs in the upper-70s, a few degrees cooler to the west where clouds may move in with more fervor. Winds will be from the southeast and light. Confidence: High

Tonight: We'll also have another cool and pleasant night on our hands. Though, with a few more clouds overhead I don't expect lows quite as cool as they were last night. Under partly cloudy skies, temperatures should still reach the upper 50s to near 60 degrees overnight. Winds will continue to be light out of the southeast. Confidence: High

Keep reading to find out how long the dry conditions will hold...

Tomorrow (Monday):The forecast is taking a turn for the better for the start of the upcoming work week. We should see at least partly sunny skies at times during the day on Monday, and while a good bit of cloudiness may move in, chances are we'll remain dry. There's still the threat for an isolated shower (<30%), most likely late in the day. Highs will again reach the mid-to-upper 70s, and winds will continue out of the southeast. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: The threat increases for showers tomorrow night and if it's going to rain on us we should notice it then. At any rate, most of the heavier rain should stay to our west. Outside of the occasional shower, expect mostly cloudy skies and overnight lows in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium-Low


Tuesday brings with it our best chances for rain this week (50%). Occasional showers threaten the region throughout the day and clouds will likely rule the skies. Afternoon highs will be variable, with mid-upper 70s in areas that receive more frequent showers and the lower 80s possible in areas that stay dry.
Overnight, the threat for periodic showers remains and skies will be mostly overcast. Lows will be in the mid-60s . Confidence: Low-Medium

Wednesday, as a cold front works through in the morning, we'll continue to see showers across the area. Throughout the day though, the threat will decrease and we should begin to see some breaks in the clouds overhead. Highs will likely reach near 80 degrees. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Brian Jackson  | September 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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Are temps going to get low enough tonight that we are going to see moisture (dew) on cars/grass tonight in Odenton, MD? Thanks!

Posted by: snowlover | September 20, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

snow, I would bet on a damp stroll through the field tomorrow AM.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 20, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

It was a beautiful day to remount the motor which came detached from the boat during last weekend's beautiful breezes. Net result: A distinct lack of sailing on two consecutive lovely weekends, both of which had respectable wind.

Did I mention that it was a beautiful day? I hope everyone got outside!

Posted by: --sg | September 20, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Saturday was simply gorgeous, and today, lovely until about 5 p.m., when the clouds rolled in. We could use some more precip, but if no rain means more time on the deck, then you won't hear any complaining from me! The end of summer is here .....

Posted by: weathergrrl | September 20, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

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