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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/20/2009

Forecast: Sunny through Saturday. Then rain?

By Camden Walker

Weekend gets off to fine start, could finish wet

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Today: Becoming mostly sunny. Near 60. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Upper 30s to low 40s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Upper 50s to near 60. | Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of p.m. rain. Mid-50s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Yesterday's showers and thundershowers are history. Now we have a couple of nice days ahead of us, with sunshine both today and Saturday. Our next storm system approaches on Sunday but may not bring rain chances until the afternoon or Sunday night, probably lasting into Monday. High temperatures, all the while, will stay in a pretty narrow range -- in the mid-50s to low 60s.

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Today (Friday): Our dreary weather clears out. Any lingering early-morning clouds should quickly give way to mostly sunny skies. Highs top out around 60, though chilled a bit by a 10-15 mph breeze from the northwest. Overall, a great end to our work week! Confidence: High

Tonight: Mostly clear and cooler than recent nights. Evening temperatures drop through the 50s and into the upper 40s. Overnight lows in the low 40s downtown, upper 30s to near 40 in the suburbs. Confidence: High

Can we keep the clear skies around? Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...

Tomorrow (Saturday): Partly to mostly sunny for the start of the weekend -- we deserve it, right? Highs in the upper 50s to around 60 will be a few degrees above normal. Soak up the sun while it lasts... clouds are a comin'. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: High clouds start to move overhead as our next storm system begins its approach from the south. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday: Clouds continue to increase. But as we've mentioned in previous forecasts, we still think any rain from a storm moving up from the south will hold off until afternoon at the earliest, maybe even until evening. Cloud cover should keep highs to around the mid-50s. Confidence: Low-Medium


Rain becomes likely Sunday night with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium

We're still waiting to see exactly how this storm will unfold. But for now it seems probable that periods of rain will extend into Monday with highs in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tuesday, as it looks now at least, should give us a chance to dry out with increasing sun. Highs aiming for the low 60s should make for a nice, albeit small warm-up. Confidence: Low-Medium

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By Camden Walker  | November 20, 2009; 10:15 AM ET
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West Springfield storm total yesterday and this morning= 0.68

Ida remains dumped 2.28"

Posted by: bikerjohn | November 20, 2009 7:02 AM | Report abuse

East of Front Royal Blue Ridge location Wednesday evening through this morning: 1.25" in bucket

[2 3/8" from Ida remnants]

Posted by: spgass1 | November 20, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Wow, we are definitely getting our rain, it appears. what a wet pattern we're in!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 20, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Here's my rain report: 1 inch in S. arlington while .75 or so in NE DC (i have a rain gauge there too!). Considering that we got a little over 2 inches from ida's multiday drenching, last nights even was substantial and concentrated over a short period of time. We're probably over the averages for Nov. Wonder what that means for the farmers and flora of our area. I associate this much rain to March or April.

Posted by: jojo2008 | November 20, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

.75" NW Spotsy., 4" 4 the mon. Looking good in B'burg 4 last home game of the yr.

Posted by: VaTechBob | November 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a couple of nice days, then more rain late Sunday into early Monday. There seems to be a new system down near Houston/Corpus Christi, which is showing some signs of "Miller A" and a northeastward track.

Tom Skilling just did the "noon" weather on WGN. Except for Arctic air bottled up in Alaska/Yukon, the country is mild. Central Alaska temperatures are running as low as minus 45F. This Arctic air could start hitting us around Thanksgiving, in a modified state.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 20, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

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