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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/20/2011

Forecast: Warmer, but clouds move in

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Sure, increasing clouds are a downer, but 60s in late November? I'll take it.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated late-afternoon shower? Low-to-mid 60s. | Tonight: 70% chance of rain. 52-57. | Tomorrow: Cloudy, isolated showers. Mid-50s. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Lots of gray in the upcoming forecast, so I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sunshine. Clouds increase today ahead of a string of disturbances that keep us socked in the clouds and bring us shower chances tonight through midweek. There’s light at the end of the tunnel though as a strong cold front sweeps through Wednesday clearing the air just in time for the holiday.

Today (Sunday): The sun may squeeze between the clouds at times, but generally speaking cloud cover should increase as we move through the day. On a positive note though, southerly flow bumps up our temperatures a bit, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. As a disturbance moves in from the southwest, I can’t rule out an isolated shower in the western suburbs late in the afternoon. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: A cold front settles across the region as we head through evening and into the overnight. Light to moderate rain is likely to overspread the area (70% chance) with amounts generally less than half an inch. With plenty of moisture in the air, some fog/mist is likely overnight as well. Temperatures stay on the mild side, with lows only down to the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Monday): Monday’s forecast is a bit tricky, but I can tell you one thing, it’s not very nice. The cold front stalls and becomes stationary, or could even move back a bit north as a warm front as an area of low pressure develops to our southwest. As it looks now, we stay on the cool, northern side of the front, which keeps us with shower chances (40%), most likely early but still possible through the day. Temperatures remain steady in the mid-50s and may even fall back a bit during the day. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Tomorrow night, our shower chances diminish (20% chance) but there’s still a good amount of moisture in the air. This leads to areas of fog developing once again with skies staying overcast. Temperatures drop back a bit and we’re likely to see a large spread in overnight lows from the low-to-mid 40s where we may see a break or two in the clouds, to low-to-mid 50s downtown and cloudier areas. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Low pressure strengthens and approaches late Tuesday. Skies stay mostly cloudy but much of the day should be dry, at least that’s the way it looks now, with only a 30% chance of showers until a warm front moves north later in the day increasing rain chances to 60%. Milder temperatures make a bit of a comeback with highs near 60. Overnight, breezes from the south pick up ahead of an advancing cold front, so lows aren’t all that low - in the mid-50s. The cold front closes in toward morning and rain chances increase to 70% in the pre-dawn hours. Confidence: Medium

Wednesday looks wet and windy as a strong cold front moves through. We may very well see a good dose of rain through the morning and midday as the front works through, maybe even a rumble of thunder. Highs likely occur during the morning hours, in the upper 50s to near 60. Once the front passes, a stiff breeze from the northwest gusting over 30 mph at times ushers in much cooler air. Confidence: Medium

Your Thanksgiving forecast looks pretty nice right now. High pressure settles in bringing with it sunny skies and highs in the 50s. Confidence:Medium-High

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