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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/24/2009

Forecast: Cloudy & cool conditions continue

By Matt Rogers

Drizzle chances thru tomorrow, Thanksgiving showers?

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Today: Morning drizzle/light rain. Mostly cloudy afternoon. 51-55. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, some drizzle possible, especially late. 43-47 | Wednesday: More clouds, some drizzle. 55-59. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


November has been chock full of clouds and onshore (from the east) flow with plenty of moisture. In fact, 10 of the 23 days of November so far have seen onshore flow in the region. This week is offering us a lot more of that. Look for clouds and drizzle this morning, perhaps a break this afternoon and evening, and then more chances tonight and Wednesday. And Thanksgiving? Well, it should be our warmest day of the week, but showers are still possible (sorry).

Radar: Latest D.C. area 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 (Tuesday): Pesky winds from the east will keep moisture around with clouds and drizzle and spotty light rain opportunities this morning. We should see drier weather this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies with chances of drizzle returning late at night. Lows should be in the middle 40s and winds will be light and from the east. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the holiday weekend...

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Continued onshore flow and a storm system passing to our west means more clouds, showers, and some drizzle. Highs should be slightly warmer though with upper 50s more likely. Chance of showers is about 40%. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: More clouds and some shower chances (30%). Lows should be in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium


Thanksgiving Day is still expected to have a good amount of clouds, but winds from the south could at least make the day warmer -- upper 50s to near 60, or maybe a bit higher? And we could even see some breaks of sun, but also can't rule out showers (as of now, best chance is late in the day and into evening). Winds will pick up Thursday night as lows drop into the middle 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Black Friday will likely be the coldest day of the week, unfortunately. People planning to wait in lines for early Friday sales should expect to dress warmly. Showers are still possible, too, especially in the morning. Windy weather is expected so that morning temperatures in the 40s could feel like 30s instead. Highs may only reach near 50 with variable cloudiness. Confidence: Low-Medium

The weekend should start off on the colder, breezy side with Saturday morning lows in the 30s and daytime highs in the low 50s. Skies should be partly sunny at least. Sunday offers more warming with mid-to-upper 50s and partly to mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Matt Rogers  | November 24, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
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West Springfield storm total= 0.77" Mon/Tue.

Posted by: bikerjohn | November 24, 2009 7:30 AM | Report abuse

My rain gauge in s. arlington showed .80 inches, while the one in NE DC showed 1.20 inches. Almost a 1/2 inch disparity!

Posted by: jojo2008 | November 24, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Still more of a weather type conducive to seasonal affective disorder...there's an outside chance of snow/sleet mixing into any showers Friday down here as temperatures hold near 40 or below.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 24, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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