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Chilly and Cloudy as Clipper Closes In

Jason Samenow @ 1:30 AM

Cloud cover coupled with brisk temperatures will give the weekend a winter feel. Fortunately, despite a clipper moving through the region, most of its associated precipitation should stay to our north.


Forecast Confidence: HighMostly cloudy and cool: a sprinkle? With the jet stream over top of us, we'll have plenty of mid and high level clouds, particularly towards evening as the clipper approaches from the northwest. A sprinkle can't be ruled out during the afternoon, with highs around 50. Overnight, the clipper will swing by just to our north. A few sprinkles could affect the immediate area whereas snow showers are possible towards the Mason Dixon line. Low temperatures should range from 33-37 (suburbs-city).

Pictured: Beautiful fall foliage in Tysons Corner, VA underneath a stratocumulus cloud deck yesterday. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighVariably cloudy, cool. Clouds associated with the clipper may linger into the morning hours. In the afternoon, there may be a bit of sun, but still plenty of cloud cover, with highs again in the upper 40s to around 50. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy early, with partial clearing late and lows 30-35 (suburbs-city)


Forecast Confidence: HighPartly sunny, cool. With cold high pressure positioned to our north, the resulting northerly breeze will keep it chilly for one more day. Expect more sun than the previous two days, but afternoon high temperatures again struggling to reach 50.

A Look Ahead

  • A warm front moving through Monday night will set the stage for moderating temperatures during the middle part of next week. Temperatures should be in the mid to upper 50s Tuesday, and in the low to mid 60s Wednesday.
  • Thanksgiving should be mild (60-65), but with a chance of showers in the afternoon and at night as a cold front moves through the region.
  • Next Friday and Saturday should see a return to colder than average conditions -- with highs mainly in the 40s.

Cyclone Sidr

According to the Associated Press, the death toll from Sidr in Bangladesh is up to 1,100. Camden wrote about the potential for a humanitarian crisis there on Tuesday, which unfortunately is materializing. The only good news, according to Chris Mooney at The Intersection, is that the toll will not likely be as bad as that from some past storms due to improved preparedness.

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