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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/23/2009

Forecast: Cloudy, damp & raw Thanksgiving week

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Periods of light rain/drizzle. 47-51. | Tonight: Chance of light rain/drizzle. 44-47. | Tomorrow: A.M. drizzle, then mostly cloudy. 50-54. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


We seem to be alternating between generally sunny and dry stretches and cloudy and damp stretches. The weekend brought an end to a sunny one so now we begin another which will be cloudy. Regrettably, this cloudy, cool, and damp stretch may extend right on through Thanksgiving. Early indications, however, are that a sunny period may come back for next weekend.

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Today (Monday): Weak low pressure to the south and moist flow from the northeast (winds at around 10 mph) will combine to give us periods of light rain and drizzle today. Temps will be chilly, mainly holding in the upper 40s in most spots with perhaps a 50 degree reading or two around. Rainfall totals shouldn't be more than a couple tenths of an inch. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: There's a 40% chance of light rain, but probably mostly drizzle will linger once the low pressure system passes to our north. Winds will be from the north around 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the work week...

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Though the low pressure system will have pulled away, some drizzle could linger through part of the morning. By afternoon, it should just be mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. We'll continue with a wind from the north around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: It will remain cloudy with the possibility of drizzle returning. Lows will generally be in the mid-40s. Confidence: Medium


Cloudy weather and a chance of morning drizzle holds on Wednesday, with possibly some breaks in the clouds in the afternoon. Highs should be in the mid-to-upper 50s. Wednesday night may give us a brief rain-free period, with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Rain may redevelop on Thanksgiving as low pressure approaches from the west and possibly the south (these may merge and produce a potent storm, but more to the north). Highs should be in the low 50s. Look for the rain to gradually end Thanksgiving night but for it to turn windy and cooler, with lows near 40. Confidence: Low-Medium

Windy and quite cool conditions seem like a strong possibility on Friday under variably cloudy skies. A shower or two can't be ruled out, with snow showers in the mountains. Highs will probably only be in the mid-to-upper 40s. Breezy and cold Friday night, with lows 30-35 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Low-Medium

Sunshine may make a come back next weekend, but it will likely be a bit chilly...with highs near 50 Saturday, moderating to the mid-50s by Sunday. Lows Saturday night look cold, in the upper-20s to low-to-mid 30s (suburbs-city). Confidence: Low-Medium

By Jason Samenow  | November 23, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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Edge of rainfall may be just reaching my area, as I detected a few sprinkles around Baileys Crossroads at 10:45.

With raw forties, might we see our first snow flurry Friday afternoon?

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 23, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I think the forecast should err on the side of rain instead of drizzle for the rest of the week. That's been the MO for the past weeks. A while back rain always used to miss us and would seem to always go north or south of us. Now, we are right in the path of any and all rain bands.

Posted by: jojo2008 | November 23, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

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