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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

D.C area forecast: Ending the week on a sunnier note, but still chilly

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Decreasing clouds. Upper 40s to mid-50s. | Tonight: Mainly clear, chilly. Upper 20s to mid-30s. | Tomorrow: Sunny and pleasant. Low-to-mid 50s. | Sunday: Clouds battle sun. PM shower? Upper 40s to lower 50s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

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FORECAST IN DETAIL


Clouds could break a bit today, and especially tomorrow, so enjoy it while we can get it. We know fall can provide cloudiness to go with that extra darkness. Temperatures in this chilly air mass could struggle through early next week. And it is only on Sunday into early Monday that we have slight chances of a few raindrops. Boring weather, eh? Just bundle up!

Today (Friday): Some clouds could bug us, particularly in the morning when even a sprinkle is possible, mainly east. There’ll be fewer clouds than yesterday though, and that should allow temperatures to head up around 50 degrees. Let’s call it upper 40s to mid-50s in a few spots—more likely south of town. Light breezes from the north could have a few midday “gusts” above 10 mph. We’re acclimating, right? Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Finally a decently clear night may allow us to see the moon and, perhaps even Mars too. Breezes continue out of the north and they may not completely die down, but certainly will diminish. With temperatures falling into the upper 20s to mid-30s, we will need that coat, for sure. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Try to get outside. Please! It may be the best, most sunny day in... well, I will leave it at that. Yes it could still be chilly, with high temperatures struggling—even with sun—to hit the low-to-mid 50s. Upper 50s are possible, far south of town, but I am not convinced that this chilled air mass will give up the ghost very easily. Lucky for us, breezes should remain fairly light. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Clouds slowly start streaming in, but if you are away from city light before it gets toward 2 a.m., try viewing the Leonids. Whatever your plans might be in the region, please use that heavy coat, and maybe even scarf—temperatures head down toward pre-dawn minima in the mid-30s to around 40, downtown. City dwellers maybe don’t need to wear gloves, would you say? Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday: We get back to our milky, murky sunshine as clouds increase and breezes pick up out of the north and northeast. You might worry a nor’easter is forming, but don’t, it’s just a little disturbance passing out to sea. Right now shower chances are even on the very low (10-20%) side. With some breeze and clouds, dress in layers so you stay warm in high temperatures struggling toward the upper 40s to lower 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night: As we move into the night, past sunset, shower chances stay low, with the main weather “threat” being some cloud cover you won’t see anyway! Low temperatures hover in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday is more or less cloudy, with perhaps some breaks. Luckily, shower chances remain almost imperceptible, though still around 10%. Temperatures are back in that chilly range we’ve gotten (unfortunately?) used to,with near 50 to low 50s common. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tuesday could see more in the way of sunshine, let’s hope. We don’t want that Seasonal Affective Disorder kicking into high gear, just yet! High temperatures also could be a notch higher, in the mid-50s or so. Confidence: Low

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