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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 10/26/2009

Forecast: Some sun, some rain, lots of 60s

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 64-68. | Tonight: Clouds increase. Chance of light rain towards morning. 41-46. | Tomorrow: Cloudy, chance of light rain. Near 60. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Weather systems will come and go this week giving us our share of damp days, nice days, and some days with a little of both. Today is definitely one of the good ones, and Thursday, Friday, and Sunday also show a lot of promise. Tomorrow and most of Wednesday fall in the damp category. The verdict is out for Halloween Saturday which may begin wet but end on the sunny side. A common theme all week long will be highs in the 60s.

Today (Monday): Except for the chilly start (some 30s in the suburbs), I'm not anticipating many weather complaints today. We'll have partly to mostly sunny skies everywhere with highs heading up to the mid-60s (maybe a few upper 60s, even). Winds will be light, from the east, at about 5-10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: High clouds will gradually filter in this evening and then the cloud cover will lower and thicken after midnight. Some spotty light rain or drizzle is possible by morning, with lows near 40 in the cool spots with mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the work week

A beautiful sunset yesterday evening. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A pretty weak area of low pressure will develop off the coast, circulating some damp air over the region. So cloudy skies should rule the day with some pockets of light rain and drizzle. Chance of measurable rain is just about 40%. High temperatures will likely be around 60. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: A stronger area of low pressure will approach from the west, increasing the coverage and intensity of rain (60% chance). Lows will be in the upper 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium


Rain will probably end early Wednesday but skies may be slow to clear as low pressure stubbornly pulls off to our north and east. Highs will probably be between 60 and 65. The clearing process should gradually finish Wednesday night with lows 40-45 (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium

Consecutive nice days Thursday and Friday as high pressure builds back into the region. Highs should generally be in the mid-to-upper 60s under partly to mostly sunny skies (perhaps around 70 Friday). Thursday night's lows will likely range from near 40 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

The next cold front will approach and move through the region Friday night into the first half of Halloween Saturday accompanied by the chance of showers. Friday night's lows will probably be around 50. The good news is that shower chances look to diminish as the day wears on Saturday, with clearing possible for trick or treat time (or even earlier -- we'll need to work out the timing details as the week progresses). Saturday afternoon's highs will probably be in the mid-60s or so. Saturday night will be breezy and seasonably cool, with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium

Sunshine likely returns Sunday and despite the cold front's passage (without punch) the previous day, highs should make it back into the 60s. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | October 26, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
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I intend to get out and enjoy this nice day today. Everyone sees we have two days of murkey, damp, cloudy weather coming, right??? :)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | October 26, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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