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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 10/ 6/2009

PM Update: Cold Front to Bring Showers Then Wind

By Ian Livingston

Showers end early Wed., then sun & gusty winds

* Wind Advisory in Effect From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday (see map) *
* Winter Weather Hype In High Gear | Climate 'Hockey Stick' Faceoff *
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A cold front will bring overnight showers and clearing by tomorrow morning, followed by gusty winds through much of the day. Despite increasing clouds, today ended up mild and quite pleasant. A light breeze from the east and southeast added a noticeable chill to the air from time to time and helped humidity levels creep back up a bit. Highs reached near-average readings in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Delightful autumn weather returns for Thursday and Friday.

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.

Through Tonight: A mostly cloudy evening leads to increasing shower chances by midnight. The period with the best odds for rain will be between 1 or 2 a.m. to near sunrise. Rain totals, for those who see consistent showers, should be near .25" or maybe up to around .50", with the best chances of higher totals over the northern half of the area. Lows range from 55 to 60.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Early-morning rain showers, clouds, and the cold front itself will be moving east of the area before midday. Skies trend mostly sunny through the afternoon and temperatures top out in the upper 60s to low 70s. As the storm moving by to the north strengthens, winds behind the front may gust between 30 and 40 mph, but will subside into the night.

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Tropics: Yesterday I noted the odd Tropical Storm Grace way out in the Northeast Atlantic. Grace has since disappeared, and the rest of the basin remains quiet other than a disturbance near the Caribbean Islands that is scheduled to become Tropical Storm Henri at 5 p.m. While it has developed a low-level circulation, odds are not too high that it strengthens too much over the short term. There are some indications the environment could become more favorable later. Given seasonal trends, we'll have to wait and see on that.

By Ian Livingston  | October 6, 2009; 10:40 PM ET
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