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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2011

Forecast: Bright sun for Black Friday, and Saturday too; Sunday-Monday rain?

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, gorgeous. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tonight: Mostly clear, crisp. 38-45. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

High pressure stays in control today, leading to a near perfect day to get outside and exercise away yesterday’s meal. Highs well into the 60s might make you forget we’re less than a week away from December! There’s a reminder in our future though, as a strong cold front brings rain chances Sunday or Sunday night into Monday, along with much cooler temperatures to kick off the new work week.

Today (Friday): If you thought yesterday was nice, just wait. High pressure centered to our south spells two things for us today: Sunny and warm. Minimal cloud cover obstructs the sky today bathing the area in sunlight. Highs for the day climb up all the way into the mid-to-upper 60s, with 70 possible not too far to the south. What’s not to like? Confidence: High

Tonight: Expect a clear and crisp overnight with nothing in the sky but the moon and stars. With the higher daytime temps, overnight lows stay a little warmer - low-to-mid 40s downtown, upper 30s in the suburbs. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast to begin the work week...

Tomorrow (Saturday): This sunny and warm thing is easy to get used to. Unfortunately for us, tomorrow is the last in our latest stretch of fine weather. It’s another beautiful day as we enjoy mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 60s, with just a chance that some clouds begin to invade our airspace toward evening. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Our mostly clear skies turn to mostly cloudy as a powerful cold front approaches the area. The leading edge of the showers associated with the cold front may just reach our western suburbs by morning, but most can expect a dry overnight. Lows drop into the mid-40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday, the cold front makes its move on us, and by afternoon or evening we’re looking at a 70% chance for rain. The tricky part is, models have been consistently speeding this system up. If this trend continues, rain could reach us while you’re reading the morning paper with highs held to the 50s. If it reverses, we may even see some morning sun with highs as high as the mid-60s before any rain arrives in the afternoon or evening. Confidence: Low

Rain is likely Sunday night, possibly tapering toward morning. Lows dip to the 40s. Confidence: Medium

You’ll definitely notice a change in the air Monday in the wake of the frontal passage. There’s still a 30-40% chance for some lingering showers. Considerable clouds probably stick around with rather raw highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

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