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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/15/2011

PM Update: Showers moving out, turning cooler

Temperatures had a nice little spike today, reaching the low 60s, better than 10 degrees above average. Only some scattered mid-to-late afternoon showers blemished this spring-like day. The showers are moving out while more wintry air will slowly stream in. Friday is dry and seasonably chilly.

Through Tonight: Showers have mainly moved away from the region although I can’t entirely rule out some sprinkles or light showers through 8 p.m. or so (just 20% chance). Skies only partially clear overnight after a cold front moves through late, with lows 40-45 (suburbs-city).

Friday: Skies are partly to mostly sunny, with more sun north of town and less to the south due to the stalling cold front. With brisk winds from the northwest streaming in, temperatures don’t do a lot, with highs 48-53.

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Cloudy with a chance of apples in the UK: An article in the Daily Telegraph speculates a roaring wind current lofted apples from a garden or orchard high in the sky before they crashed onto a nearby road. “An avalanche of more than 100 apples rained down,” the Telegraph reported.

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