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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 10/19/2009

PM Update: Frost advisory tonight; warmer Tues.

By Ian Livingston

Sun sticks around much of the work week

* Frost advisory for entire metro area: Text & Map *
* Record-breaking cold & wet span | Temps & more: Weather Wall *

For those -- including myself -- wondering if we would ever see the sun shine again, today was a welcome change to almost a week of cloudy, cold and often wet weather. Highs ranging from the mid-50s to around 60 have yet to rebound to average levels for this time of year. Other than that, today was a complete 180 from recent conditions. No weather concerns will present themselves this evening, other than some areas of frost, or for the next few days for that matter.

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Through Tonight: Under clear skies, temperatures around sunset should be falling into the low 50s and upper 40s. They'll continue to tumble during the night thanks to light winds and continues mostly clear skies. Lows? They should range from the mid-30s in the cold spots -- frosty enough to threaten sensitive outdoor plants -- to the low 40s in the warm ones.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): We continue the climb back toward average temperatures on Tuesday under mostly sunny skies. Rather cool morning readings rebound to highs in the mid-to-upper 60s across the area. Winds will be light and variable through the day.

See Jason Samenow's full forecast through the beginning of next week. And if you haven't already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Tropics: While there was nothing remotely tropical about the last few days around here, tropical development in the Atlantic Ocean is still a possibility for a few more weeks. There is some indication that a disturbance in the Western Caribbean could develop into a storm this week. Meteorologist Allan Huffman examines why the tropics may become more interesting in the time ahead.

By Ian Livingston  | October 19, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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