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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/ 2/2009

Forecast: Milder Into Weekend. Any Showers?

By Camden Walker

Shower threat thru Saturday not too high; sunny Sunday

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Brief a.m. shower? Partly sunny p.m. 70s. | Tonight: 30% chance of a few showers. 56-63. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 30% chance of showers. 75-79. | Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-70s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

For the second weekend in a row we have the threat of rain on Saturday. But unlike last week, which saw a well-organized storm system dump more than an inch of rain in many spots, this time we're faced with a run-of-the-mill cold front that may not have a ton of moisture with it. So Satuday shower chances aren't all that high, and Sunday should be spectacular.


Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Today (Friday): Mostly cloudy morning skies, with a chance of a brief shower or sprinkle, give way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon. It'll take some time, but once some sun breaks through highs will likely climb into the 70s as a breeze from the south increases to around 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies cloud over again by evening with a 30% chance of a few evening or overnight showers. Temperatures won't dip too far -- lows in the low 60s downtown, around 56-59 or so outside the city. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...

Tomorrow (Saturday): A cold front approaches and moves through the area, but doesn't look like it will have a lot of moisture to work with. So as of now, the chance of isolated to scattered showers is only about 30% (better chances along and east of the Chesapeake Bay). Highs should make the upper 70s with partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: Small chance of an early shower. Then partly to mostly clear as winds shift to come out of the northwest behind the cold front. Temperatures may dip into the mid-50s downtown. A light breeze mixing the atmosphere around should prevent the suburbs from getting much cooler than the upper 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny skies should prevail with a light breeze from the west and highs making a run at the mid-70s. Break out that grill!..may be worth it! Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

A mostly clear end to our weekend on Sunday night with dry conditions and lows around 50. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday looks like a bright start to our week. We should stay dry and mostly sunny with highs in the 70s. That's some awesome autumn weather! Confidence: Medium-High

The early read on Tuesday is for increasing clouds and maybe a chance of showers with highs continuing in the 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Camden Walker  | October 2, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
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Comments

Much better outlook for my dance tonight & picnic tomorrow with the threat of rain reduced to 30%; hope it stays there & the much-needed-rain crowd holds off till Saturday night, at least!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 2, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

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