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Posted at 3:45 PM ET, 11/27/2009

Forecast: Blustery Black Friday; weekend sun

By Camden Walker

Cool with decreasing winds Saturday; warmer Sunday

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Windy. Partly to mostly cloudy. 20% chance of showers. Upper 40s. | Tonight: Breezy. Clearing skies. 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy a.m. Low-to-mid 50s. | Sunday: Mostly sunny. Upper 50s to near 60. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Today's turbulent atmosphere will yield gusty winds and there's even a small chance of some flurries. The weekend weather looks much improved and, for a change, quite sunny. Though Monday could once again bring showers. So enjoy the chance to dry out while it lasts.


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 (Friday): Increasing winds from the northwest are the main story today, with some afternoon gusts of 30-40 mph. A few showers can't be ruled out (about a 20% chance for any given spot) under partly to mostly cloudy skies. There's a small chance some wet snowflakes (no accumulation) could mix in with any showers, especially north & west of D.C. With the wind, highs in the upper 40s will feel like the 30s at times. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Bundle up for blustery breezes and temperatures that will be colder than recent nights. Evening readings quickly drop into the low 40s and are likely to end up in the mid-to-upper 30s downtown to around freezing outside the city. Break out the scarf! Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...

Tomorrow (Saturday): We deserve a break from the clouds and dampness, and we'll get it with partly to mostly sunny skies and virtually no chance of rain. Still, you'll want to dress warmly with morning temperatures in the 30s and 40s and wind gusts to near 25 mph. Maybe in layers, too, as afternoon highs in the low-to-mid 50s and decreasing winds should make for a warmer feel. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: Clear skies and light winds lead to another cool night with lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday: Clouds continue to stay away. Sunshine abounds. Highs will be enjoyable -- in the upper 50s to near 60 -- with light winds. Should prove a good day to rake any remaining leaves.Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Clouds will be on the increase Sunday night with lows in the upper 30s. Confidence: Medium

We're still waiting to see exactly how fast our next weather system heads toward the area. But for now it seems probable that Monday will be fairly cloudy with showers possible. Highs in the 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tuesday, high pressure may try to nudge its way in and give us decreasing shower chances with breezy conditions and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. But this is far from a done deal. Confidence: Low

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By Camden Walker  | November 27, 2009; 3:45 PM ET
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Comments

This month has been quite remarkable in terms of rainfall as we've received over 9" so far. The ground is like a saturated sponge.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 27, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

@david - that is like 90" of snow missed out on! Hopefully the wet pattern will continue in Jan and Feb!

Posted by: snowlover | November 27, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

@snowlover, if that does happen, hopefully the snow will be spread evenly over the next two to three months!!

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 27, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

We had about 10 to 15 minutes of moderate to heavy sleet/snow here in Staunton this morning. Now the sun is out, but it is quite breezy.

Posted by: Registration1982 | November 27, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I am looking forward to it drying out as well. I take it that you don't want snow all in one big storm?

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 27, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for reporting in Registration1982. What is the temperature there now? Fascinating weather...!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 27, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Hailing pretty hard here in Springfield/Lorton area. Small hail, but lots of it, and wind too. Should be a fun ride home.

Posted by: debiguity | November 27, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Band near Poolesville headed toward DC looks intense on radar.. could have some mix in it.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | November 27, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Howard Bernstein just reported hail/sleeet in Springfield/Burke area...no lightning per Vaisala [unlike 12/31/08 snow squall!].

No news/weather yesterday on WGN. Noon newscast [@1PM our time] was pre-empted by Bozo the Clown. Nighttime by Scrubs, etc. Frankly I'll take Tom Skilling over Bozo anytime...even if Bozo DID get his start on WGN! Hope they do better today.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 27, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Ian there was in fact a heavy band of mixed ice pellets and rain that moved though the nortwest part of Montgomery County. The temperature at the time was 42.

Posted by: MKadyman | November 27, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Dave in Stafford, u might want 2 recheck your rain gauage, I live in NW Spotsy & had 4.7" of rain. A friend of my who lives near Stafford Court House recorded 4.8" of rain 4 Nov.

Posted by: VaTechBob | November 27, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

VaTechBob, I use my neighbor's rain gauge and weather station as a guide:
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVASTAFF10

The 9" measurement closely matches the AHPS 30-day precip analysis:

http://water.weather.gov/

The explanation could be some localized amounts.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 27, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Dave, not trying 2 b a hardhead, but I added the daily totals from your fiends site & came up with 6.18". I think the 9 got inverted from a 6, which seems more reasonable. A difference of 1.5" is reasonable, considering their weren't alot of thunderstorms.

Posted by: VaTechBob | November 27, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

We had a one-minute hailstorm just before 1 pm on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring border.

Posted by: Murre | November 27, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

VaTechBob, I didn't think to add the daily totals. Thanks for clarifying that.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | November 27, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Warren County Evening report (elev 1900 ft)

High today 39.6F. Currently down to 31.3.

Posted by: spgass1 | November 27, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

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