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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Forecast: Rainy today, windy tomorrow; another sunny weekend?

8:25 a.m. update: Rain has decreased from southwest to northeast across the area. We’ll still see the potential for isolated to scattered showers over the next several hours, and shower coverage could increase again during the afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center also warns of a slight risk of strong to severe storms (damaging winds, hail, tornadoes among the threats) this afternoon into tonight. We’ll keep you posted should any develop.

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Cloudy with periods of rain. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. 50s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny & windy. Low-to-mid 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Well, for the second week in a row we’re looking at midweek storminess followed by weekend sun - I can hear school kids area-wide praying that trend continues right on into snow season. As for today’s rain, it transitions to a chance of scattered showers this evening. Then we’re windy tomorrow as the sun returns and sticks around through a pleasant, seasonal weekend.

Today (Wednesday): We’ll see periods of rain today with a chace of isolated thunder. Cloudy skies and a cool 10-20 mph breeze from the east/northeast should limit highs to the mid-to-upper 60s. Ummm... enjoy? Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Upper-level low pressure to our west means mostly cloudy evening skies with a 50% chance showers and the potential for areas of fog, then drying out overnight with partial clearing and lows in the 50s. Some spots could see Wednesday-Wednesday night rain totals near or a bit past 0.5-1”. Confidence: Low-Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Thursday): Just a slight chance of a shower tomorrow. Otherwise, we’re looking at partly sunny skies and windy conditions - 15-25 mph from the southwest with gusts near 35 mph. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s aren’t bad, but will feeler cooler than that with the wind. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: We’ll stay breezy and partly cloudy. Those breezes should keep temperatures from truly tanking, so expect lows in the low-to-mid 40s (suburbs) to upper 40s to near 50 (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday starts a touch chilly, but not at all unusual for the latter part of October. Winds from west are still a bit breezy, though less so than Thursday, as highs head for near 60 to the low 60s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Friday night should be rather uneventful in the weather department with lows from near 40 in the burbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Yay! Gotta like our recent pattern of nice weekends. The mornings are definitely cool with lows starting from near 40 to the mid-40s. But partly to mostly sunny skies help Saturday and Sunday highs to near 60 to the low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

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