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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Forecast: No turkey here, a thankfully fine fall day

Another warm, dry weekend awaits

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Today: Sunny, breezes diminishing. 56-60. | Tonight: Clear and calm. 32-41. | Tomorrow: Sunny, warmer. 62-66. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


I feel for all those cooks stuck in the kitchen today. It is one made for a pickup game of football or some outdoor activity to work up an appetite. It only gets better this weekend. Black Friday shoppers have nary a weather worry and Saturday makes a mighty run at 70 degrees! The only concern is a chance of showers by late Sunday but hopefully we all complete our return from travels before it arrives.

Today (Thanksgiving): There are many things to be thankful for today and the weather is one of them. A chill to start the day is quickly worn off by bright, sunny skies. Winds out of the northwest at 5-15 mph to start the day, but run out of gas by afternoon as well. Highs range from the mid-50s to near 60. Confidence: High

Tonight: Stars reign over the moonless evening sky. Calm conditions keep the quickly dropping temperatures from being too biting. But for all you midnight shoppers bundle up. Lows should fall to near freezing in colder suburbs but mid-to-upper 30s are more common and lower 40s hang on downtown. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Friday): I hope most of you got the day off as unseasonable warmth and abundant sunshine make this a great day to be out and about, shopping or not. Breezes are barely noticeable. Highs reach the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: A sliver of a crescent moon shows up just as the sun sets and dances with Venus as the twilight wanes. High pressure allows temperatures to zip lower but evening readings are still in the 50s. Lows range from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Confidence: High


Saturday just doesn’t come any better than this for a late November day. Sun filled skies allow readings to jump to the mid-to-upper 60s and maybe a 70 somewhere in the area. The evening is still quite hospitable and overnight lows only manage a tame mid -to-upper 40s range. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday is still likely to start out mostly sunny but an approaching cold front should lead to increasing clouds by mid-day. This should still not impede highs from reaching the mid-to-upper 60s. The big question is when do showers arrive. The fastest scenario would have rain drops by early afternoon but most models lean to an evening or overnight start (60% chance). Overnight lows only reach the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium

Monday is expected to be a fairly dreary day with lots of clouds and a 60% chance of occasional showers as the front gets hung up over the area. The slow frontal progress should actually help to slow cooling and allow highs to reach the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

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