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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

D.C. area forecast: Lingering chill gives way to warmer weekend

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. Mid-to-upper 40s. | Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Mid-20s to low 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Upper 40s to near 50. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT

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FORECAST IN DETAIL


Cool and dry. That’s the way November has gone so far - 3 degrees cooler than average and rainfall 2.25 inches below average - and that’s the way it’ll finish today through Friday despite sunshine returning. The weekend gets December started on a warmer note, but with rain chances virtually nil until late Sunday, and the warmth looks to hang around into midweek next week.

Today (Wednesday): Sunshine makes a nice comeback today. Temperatures don’t exactly respond in kind. But I guess mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 40s - chilled by a 10-15 mph breeze from the northwest, gusting near 20 mph - is a step up from yesterday’s cloudy and damp daytime temps in the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: High

Tonight: High pressure settles in and that means clear skies, light winds and a cold night, though nothing too bitter. Lows bottom in the mid-20s to low 30s (suburbs to city). Confidence: High

For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Thursday): Temperatures only climb slightly higher than today, but with light winds it’s a warmer feel overall. Highs should make the upper 40s to near 50 as skies continue partly to mostly sunny. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: High pressure parked overhead keeps things quiet in the weather department. Mid-20s to mid-30s should do it for overnight lows under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Not seeing anything that would disrupt the quiet weather pattern Friday through Saturday. Just a continuation of partly to mostly sunny skies and a bit warmer with highs aiming for near 50 to the mid-50s. Friday and Saturday night lows range from the 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Our next cold front starts to approach from the west on Sunday. That means increasing clouds, but highs heading for the mid-to-upper 50s thanks to flow from the south ahead of the front. If the front approaches fast enough and has enough moisture to work with, we might have a chance of showers by afternoon or evening. Otherwise, shower chances may hold off until late Sunday night, or the front could come through dry. Confidence: Low-Medium

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