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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Forecast: Winter chill still a no-show for now

Today's Daily Digit
 
A somewhat subjective rating of the
day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

 
Maybe a few more clouds than Saturday. But still some sun, and a few degrees warmer is enough to bump the digit up 1.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 50s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low-to-mid 40s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Upper 50s to low 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

With high pressure still in control, and light winds bringing up milder temperatures from the south, our weekend closes out quite nicely. To pay for the pleasure, we’ll have to tolerate increasing clouds ahead of an approaching cold front as we get into the new work week. Temperatures, though, stay mild until the front brings colder air for the mid-to-late week..

Snow Potential Index: 1 (→) - Midweek chance of flakes was low to start, and getting lower. Keeping at 1 on the off-chance a storm spins up off the coast next weekend. 10:20 a.m. update: Actually, latest model data keeps the midweek chance of flakes in play as we get into later Thursday or Thursday night. Check back tomorrow to see whether the SPI goes up, down or stays the same.
 
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Today (Sunday): Maybe not quite as bright as yesterday, but still a pretty nice day is in store for us to close out the weekend. A wedge of high pressure tries to hold its ground, likely giving us a partly to mostly sunny day. With a light breeze from the south, temperatures climb a few degrees higher than Saturday, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Conditions stay fairly tranquil overnight. About the only difference we’ll see is some increasing cloudiness through the night. With the mostly cloudy skies preventing some of that daytime warmth from escaping to space, overnight lows shouldn’t go much lower than the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...

Tomorrow (Monday): By Monday, we’re on the verge of a cold front beginning to affect our region. Lucky for us, we should stay dry through the day, but we’ll probably see plenty of clouds (partly to mostly cloudy) even though some breaks of sun are possible. With the flow continuing to come out of the south, highs inch a bit higher still, to the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: The front continues to close in from the west, getting close enough for a 30% chance of mainly light showers. Otherwise, we’re looking at a mostly cloudy and mild overnight as lows only drop to near 50 to the low 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Rain chances increase to around 50% on Tuesday. But at this point, any rain looks to be showery in nature, and probably not anything terribly heavy or steady. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, temperatures remain fairly mild with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s once again. Confidence: Low-Medium

Rain still isn’t a sure bet Tuesday night and Wednesday, but chances do increase to about 60%, and the odds of a window of steadier rain go up a bit too. Mostly cloudy skies through the period make for another mild night Tuesday night with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s, followed by Wednesday highs in the 50s. Confidence: Low

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