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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Forecast: Cloudy, rain, and falling temperatures this afternoon; drier, cooler weather Wed-Sun

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Cloudy, rain. 60-65. | Tonight: Mainly evening showers. 37-44. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, colder. 51-55. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Our late November warm weather is coming to its sad conclusion today as a cold front and an associated storm arrive to deliver change just in time for the start of December. Rains today could be heavy at times with colder weather arriving tonight. Then, we dry out for tomorrow through the weekend with closer-to-seasonal weather conditions. At least our first weekend of December looks dry.

Today (Tuesday): This is the messiest day of the week. Rains should get going more strongly by mid-to-late morning with moderate-to-heavy downpours possible around the midday hours into the afternoon. We could see rainfall totals from 0.5” to 1” (highest on western side of city) from this vigorous system. Cloudy skies dominate, but temperatures could be hanging around in the warm 60s in the morning before the rains get going. Precipitation then lowers temperatures into the cooler 50s. Winds will be variable, but mainly from the south at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: A 20% chance of lingering showers into the evening hours. Temperatures keep falling with lows expected in the upper 30s to mid-40s by early morning. Winds are from the west and southwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Wednesday): As the storm lifts to our north, we could see residual cloud cover around the area. I’m saying partly cloudy skies, but that doesn’t mean the sun will be completely absent. We could see significant breaks at times. Highs in the low-to-mid 50s are a reality check for our final day of November 2011. Winds from the west at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: High pressure moves in, clears the skies, calms the winds, and chills the temperatures. Lows from 29-36 (suburb-city) Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Thursday to Friday offers a persistent weather theme of mostly sunny skies, light winds, and daytime temperatures in the low-to-mid 50s. This is about normal or just slightly warmer for this time period. Mostly clear skies overnight Thursday into Friday allow temperatures to drop into the upper 20s in the outer suburbs to the low-to-mid 30s in the city. A weak cold front could offer some clouds and breezier conditions Friday night, but temperatures should still dip into at least the 30s and probably colder in the ‘burbs. Confidence: Medium-High

The weekend offers us more of the same, but at least we stay on the dry side. Saturday looks mostly sunny with low-to-mid 50s again. Saturday night is clear and cool-to-cold with 20s to 30s again. Sunday could become a bit more partly cloudy and temperatures could inch up a bit higher (maybe mid-to-upper 50s), but we’ll have to watch the timing of the next system for next week. Confidence: Medium.

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