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Posted at 9:30 PM ET, 11/18/2009

PM Update: Showers possible Thursday

By Ian Livingston

Clouds thicken ahead of cold front

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As Dan Stillman alluded to this morning, cloud cover was largely dependent on location during much of the day -- sunnier north and east and cloudier south and west. Temperatures topped out mainly in the mid-and-upper 50s, and the whole area is now trending cloudy as a storm system to the west approaches the area. Most spots should stay dry through midnight before a slight risk of showers approaches after.

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Through Tonight: We'll be cloudy overnight with an increasing risk of showers after midnight headed toward sunrise. Someone in the western suburbs could see a shower prior to midnight, but it will be isolated. Even after midnight, most rain that falls should be light and scattered. Thickening clouds will keep us from getting too chilly -- lows in the upper 40s to around 50.

Tomorrow (Thursday): It will be cloudy on Thursday with a chance of isolated to scattered showers through midday before odds of steadier rain rise as a cold front approaches. A solid line of showers, with perhaps a rumble of thunder, is possible with the frontal passage during the afternoon or evening (it could linger into the overnight). Highs will be close to average or a bit above, reaching the upper 50s and low 60s.

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By Ian Livingston  | November 18, 2009; 9:30 PM ET
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I hear that late next week we might get into a more wintery weather pattern with another storm riding up the coast. Looking at the long range "wish-casting" do you see any chance of snow late next week or next weekend?

In addition - the "RAINMAN" mentality for this winter is coming to an end. It needs to snow and snow a bunch!!!!!

RainMan Greg

Posted by: stinkerflat1 | November 18, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Might want 2 check your hearing, not happening.

Posted by: VaTechBob | November 18, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

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