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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/14/2012

PM Update: Clouds through tonight; then a sunny, sparkling weekend

You know you’re living large when the “worst” day of the week is one like today. Clouds and a touch of humidity stick around through tonight before we clear out late setting up an exceptionally nice mid-September weekend. Lots of sun, low humidity, comfortable temps. We know the drill now and I, for one, am loving it.

Through Tonight: A cold front is going to sweep through the region tonight, but it’s moisture-starved. There’s just an outside chance of a light shower (less than 20 percent) around midnight. Clouds are plentiful through the pre-dawn hours. Lows are pleasant enough, ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s.

The weekend: It’s hard to imagine a better forecast. High pressure to the north delivers partly to mostly sunny skies both days along with a light breeze (10-15 mph Saturday, 5-10 mph Sunday - from the north, mostly). Highs both days range from 75-80, with low humidity. Saturday night is mostly clear, with lows in the upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the upper 50s downtown.

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Pollen: Weeds and grasses are both LOW-MODERATE.


Estimated rainfall between Monday and Wednesday morning next week (NOAA)
Dousing rain early next week?: By Sunday, we will have had 8 straight days of beautiful weather with highs from 75-85 and no day time rain. The pattern turns wet by Monday when a strong cold front and low pressure moving along it may bring some generous rains to the region, especially towards the mountains. To the right, see estimated rainfall between Monday and Tuesday from NOAA’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.

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