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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/18/2009

PM Update: Clouds Depart for Beautiful Weekend

By Ian Livingston

Lots of sun Saturday and Sunday; Rain return after?

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Marine air masses are often difficult to dislodge, and today we saw clouds hold on through early afternoon with just some scattered breaks till recently. Sun is doing its work now and remaining clouds are burning off quickly. After a good 24-36 hours of minimal temperature movement, highs today are ranging between the mid-70s to near 80 many spots. By evening, we should be mostly clear and then stay that way through what promises to be a beautiful weekend.

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Through Tonight: Skies keep trending clearer through evening and we should be mostly clear heading into overnight. Sunset temperatures mainly in the mid-70s will drop to near-average lows in the mid-50s and near 60.

Tomorrow (Saturday): There should be few weather complaints this weekend and Saturday gets things off to a great start. Wall-to-wall sunshine will be accompanied by pleasantly cool temperatures mostly in the mid-70s. Winds will be light from the northeast.

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Tropics: It has been a rather quiet stretch in the tropical Atlantic since Hurricane Fred dissipated. Today there are two areas of disturbed weather. The closest to the U.S. is the remnants of Fred. Though it degraded, there is still a well defined low-pressure system moving west toward the U.S., and there is a shot it could try to redevelop in the next few days. The other, recently identified as Invest 98L, is further east out in the Atlantic and could develop further, but looks to have some difficulty making it across the ocean.

By Ian Livingston  | September 18, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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