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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/09/2011

PM Update: Cold front to bring cooler air and shower risk Thursday

We had a little more wind and a little less rise in temperature today compared to yesterday, but overall it’s been another stellar one across the area. Afternoon readings mainly made it into the mid-60s under a very sunny sky. These warmer than normal times are about done for now, but it looks like any cool down might be pretty temporary.

Through Tonight: Temperatures dip back into and through the 50s as the evening progresses, and clouds increase as the night wears on. Lows should reach the mid-40s in the cooler suburbs to about 50 downtown. The chance of showers goes up (slightly) by early morning as well, thanks to a cold front that’s heading through.

Tomorrow (Thursday): The cold front should pass within a few hours of sunrise and winds shift to the north and northwest behind it. The front’s not moving terribly fast and it appears some moisture may get pushed up over the cooler air moving in. That means a more widespread period of showery weather, or even light rain, is possible as morning turns to midday. It’s not a sure bet this happens, more or less a 40-50% chance right now. Either way, we should have plenty of clouds through the day with maybe increased breaks by sunset. Highs shoot for the mid-50s, though they could be a little higher with less rain or a little lower with more. Winds, gusting to 20 mph or more during the afternoon, are fairly noticeable.

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Sean has strengthened since yesterday as it continues to spin over the Western Atlantic between Bermuda and the United States. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Bermuda as Sean begins its turn toward the island, where the storm is expected to miss a direct hit while passing to the northwest. Sean may be able to strengthen a bit still over the next 24 hours or so and while the official forecast keeps it below hurricane intensity it may become one should the core develop a little further.

Pollen update: Mold spores are LOW at 2702.06 spores/cubic meter.

By  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/09/2011

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