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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 11/13/2009

PM Update: Slow-moving storm winding down

By Ian Livingston

Rain & wind diminish through Saturday; Sunday sun!

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Our long-lasting storm is finally showing signs of loosening its grip. A batch of westward-moving steady midday rain, which at times was heavy in spots, has broken up and moved off to the west. While we're not done with clouds, some gusty breezes and the potential for showers or drizzle quite yet, drier and eventually sunnier weather is on the way. That means weekend temperatures should have no trouble surpassing today's highs only in the low-and-mid 50s.

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Through Tonight: Cloudy with periods of drizzle or mist possible and the chance of an occasional light shower. Lows should range between 45 and 50. Some gusty breezes continue. But overall, winds will diminish and should be noticeably lighter by morning.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Some drizzle/mist or a passing light shower will be possible through at least midday. Highs top out in the upper 50s, maybe some low 60s. Late in the day there could be a stray peek of sun somewhere, though I wouldn't bet on it. Just wait till Sunday... payback is sweet!

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By Ian Livingston  | November 13, 2009; 3:25 PM ET
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Why on earth did the storm linger so long off the Mid-Atlantic coast? Normally tropical systems (and extratropical East Coast storms) move in and out in, say, 12-18 hours. This one has lasted 3 days....and is still holding on. Is it because of a cut-off upper low preventing much movement?......that's what I'm inclined to think.

Earler, in October, we seemed to have another low (or series of lows) off the coast which did pretty much the same thing....took 3-4 days to finally move out. And the surface temperatures with those were even colder.....we had low-40s daily highs for three days.

Apparantly, after hitting the Alabama coast, the remnants of Ida must have gone much further north than forecast....and then stalled. The original projections were for it, after landfall, to turn sharply right and go east off the FL and GA coast, and remain well south of us. That obviously didn't happen.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | November 13, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

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