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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/29/2009

Forecast: A warmer end to the weekend

By Brian Jackson

Work week trends wetter...

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Sunny and warmer. 58-62. | Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. 41-46. | Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers developing. 52-56. | A Look Ahead

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Quite a nice day is in store for us today, especially for this late in November. Temperatures will be reaching into the 60s so if you have any outdoor work left to do before winter, I'd advise you to do it today. Come Monday, a strong cold front will pass, plunging our temperatures once again. A second, wetter system passes through Wednesday, really putting the chill in the forecast for next weekend.

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Today (Sunday): If you want to get those decorations up on the house, today may be the day to do it. Plenty of early and midday sun will give way to a few increasing clouds late, but not before we warm up considerably, with highs reaching the low 60s for most. Winds will be light, blowing from the south-southwest at 5-10 mph.Confidence: High

Tonight: Clouds continue to increase overnight, and by morning some of the western outskirts may begin so see some light rain showers coming their way. The metro area will stay plenty dry through morning under a thick blanket of clouds. Overnight lows will be much warmer than recent, in the low-to-mid 40s. Southwesterly winds continue, lightly, at around 5 mph.Confidence: High

Keep reading for your forecast through mid-week...

Tomorrow (Monday):Not the way many of you wanted to return to work, I'm sure. Skies will be quite gray for the day and look for a band of light rain to move through during the afternoon hours and quickly move out by the late evening. It will feel quite raw again with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds from the southwest will become from the northwest at 10-15 mph and gusty with the passing of the rain. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Luckily the rain should be moving at a pretty good clip and be out of the area by late evening. Skies will gradually begin to clear and we'll turn cold again with lows in the low-to-mid 30s. Winds will stay up, blowing at around 10 mph, preventing the widespread fog we saw last Wednesday in a similar situation. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Tuesday looks pretty chilly. If you don't mind that, it should be a fairly nice day. Partly-to-mostly sunny skies will prevail, but highs will only reach the upper-40s, with a few pockets cracking 50. Overnight, the chill continues under partly cloudy skies. Lows will dip into the low-to-mid 30s, with some suburbs reaching the 20s. Confidence: Medium

Wednesday may start out looking nice but won't stay that way. A developing low moving up from the deep south will bring clouds by the afternoon and light-to-moderate rain by the evening. Daytime highs will reach the lower 50s. Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | November 29, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

The HPC is predicting another 1.5-2" of rainfall Wednesday through Thursday. Our very wet pattern continues....

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/95e12p48iwbg_fill.gif

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 29, 2009 7:36 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why the word Thursday got repeated in my post. That has happened before. Anyway, the HPC map is actually for Wednesday through early Friday.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 29, 2009 7:44 AM | Report abuse

I've had plenty of experience with words at the end of Line One repeating on a final post....This "bug" ought to be corrected somehow; it might be part of or embedded in the original programming.

The prelim map for Thursday morning shows us very close to a rather intense storm system, which is inland just to our SW...confirming David's post above. Guess I'll have to do my Safeway errand on Wednesday morning [I was trying to switch this to Thursdays!] this week.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 29, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Bombo, it does look bad for mid to late week. Yes, you may want to do your outdoor errands early on Wednesday to avoid the soaking we're bound to get once again.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 29, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Bombo, with the low center off to our SW, does that prog for Thursday morning show us getting into the warm sector (that would be most likely to happen, of course, if the low center moves up over or West of the mountains. If the center is that intense, and the jet max with it, that could set up a squall line....and thunderstorms.....in the warm sector. Winter thunderstorms are unusual in this area, but do happen on occasion.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | November 29, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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