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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/14/2009

PM Update: Mild, mostly cloudy through Tuesday

By Ian Livingston

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After a string of chilly days and a foggy start this morning, today has shaped up fairly pleasant near-average temperatures in the upper 40s and near 50. Plentiful midday sunshine is beginning to dwindle behind some mainly high clouds. Clouds will continue to stream into the area tonight and much of tomorrow as a cold front approaches. The front does appear to pass through dry though, just sending some more below-average temperatures for Wednesday and beyond.

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Through Tonight: Skies trend cloudy overnight. Clouds combined with winds from the southwest will keep things from getting too cold -- upper 30s in the suburbs to lower 40s downtown should do it.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Tuesday is looking mostly cloudy and mild. A cold front will pass by midday, but not before temperatures rise up into the mid 50s most spots. Clearing should begin late afternoon or early evening, so we could see some breaks before the sun sets. Winds may blow up to around 20 mph behind the front.

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By Ian Livingston  | December 14, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Extended-forecast charts for Sunday and Monday look rather interesting...question is whether the coastal system is close enough to give this area accumulating apparently moves up the 9 forecasts HIGH temperature of 29 degrees Monday...could we see more than 2 flakes on the next Snow Lover's Crystal Ball?

Posted by: Bombo47jea | December 14, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

The pattern showing up this weekend or early next week has a lot of potential I think. Cold air close by, blocking high pressure near Greenland and plenty of southern energy as has been the case this season so far. It's one of those instances where we will probably need the northern and southern jet to combine a bit though and that's alays tricky with timing etc.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | December 14, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Great report as always!

Posted by: schif777 | December 14, 2009 11:45 PM | Report abuse

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