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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/ 2/2009

Forecast: Sun to slowly make presence felt

By Jason Samenow

Considerable clouds linger today

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It's hard to even remember the last time we had a sunny day. Yesterday, it looked like today might be the day, but not so much now. But we will have some sun most days this week, which is better than none. And unlike the last few weeks, there should be little rain to speak of. Temperatures will generally be a little below average.

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Today (Monday): Low pressure off the coast will gradually move northeastward as high pressure slowly builds in from the west. We'll be stuck in the middle which I suspect means considerable cloud cover along and east of I-95, with increasing sunshine as you head west towards the mountains (though it's not clear exactly how far west the cloud shield will reach). With limited sunshine for most of the metro area, temperatures will probably be stuck in the 50s with a cool breeze from the north around 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Cloud cover should decrease some. For most of the night, we'll have partly cloudy skies, with lows from the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the work week

Tomorrow (Tuesday): At least partly sunny skies are a good bet as drier air filters into the region. This will help temperatures rise into the low-to-mid 60s. A weak cold front will push through late in the day whose main effect will be to kick up a breeze from the northwest. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Kind of chilly overnight, with a breeze from the northwest and cool air streaming in. Lows will range from the mid-30s in the colder suburbs to near 40 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High


Wednesday shows promise to be the sunniest day of the week, with high pressure sitting over top of us. Highs should range from the mid-50s to near 60. Clouds increase Wednesday night, with lows from the mid-to-upper 30s. Confidence: Medium

Variably cloudy and brisk Thursday as a gusty cold front moves through the region. It could set off a shower or two (25% chance), especially north and west of town. Highs will probably only be 50-55. Partly cloudy, breezy and cold Thursday night, with lows in the low 30s in the colder suburbs increasing to the upper 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium

I'm expecting a mix of clouds and sun on Friday, with chilly highs only the mid-50s. A northwest breeze of 10-20 mph should gradually diminish. Clear and cold Friday night, with lows as cold as 30 in the colder suburbs with mid-to-upper 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium

Chances are good for a dry weekend, and at least Saturday should have partly sunny skies. Sunday is a bit of a wild card as winds could become easterly increasing low clouds. Both days should see highs in the 50s with Saturday night's lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | November 2, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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Yea! We break the string of three straight bleak weekends!

Posted by: jaybird926 | November 2, 2009 5:48 AM | Report abuse

jaybird926, I am happy for that too. And, did you see some peeks of sun on the commute to work this morning? The clouds have returned, but it looked bright for a bit!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 2, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Yesterday's winter "Bombocast" didn't post...was it too long or something?

Tomorrow's aviation forecast mentions a stratocumulus deck here in the morning. Not much clear weather is expected between now and the next cold front.

No hard freezes in the forecast but we might see some light ground frost ca. Wednesday or Thursday morning.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 2, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

This just in!!! DCRTV quotes the New York Times as saying that Comcast is close to acquiring NBC/Universal from GE. Since NBC owns the Weather Channel, this would give Comcast effective control of TWC. Already Comcast cable is the main or sole area provider of TWC's Weatherscan local forecast service. Is it possible that the Weather Channel could soon "vanish" from satellite TV or even from Cox and cable systems other than Comcast?

Otherwise, WUSA9 seems to be going with 3 mets as no replacement has appeared to fill Tony Pann's spot since Pann's move to Charm City. Result: Howard Bernstein and Kim Martucci are beginning to show up at times other than their assigned slots. Kim has even begun to duel head-to-head with Sue Palka on Fox5 at times evenings and weekends.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 2, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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