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We haven't had many days in a row without any rain — the dry weather is going to continue into Saturday. This is your chance to put up any decorative lights outside. It's also a good day to get rid of the leaves, whether they're in your gutters or still on your lawn. I have tried to clean up as much as possible, but the leaves are incredibly wet.
Skiing remains at its best levels for late November and early December. Many of the northern ski areas have terrain open which typically would not be usable until late in December or after the start of the new year. If you have the opportunity to go skiing, I highly recommend it because in addition to good conditions, the temperatures won't be at those mid-winter levels.
The next storm system arrives Saturday night as rain. This probably does affect some of the evening plans, so you'll need to take an umbrella and plan on driving in the rain if you're going to be out past the middle of the evening. The rain should shut down sometime during the morning or early afternoon on Sunday, but I think it remains cloudy for the bulk of the day.
We get a brief break on Monday but then there's another storm system which will affect the region Tuesday or Wednesday. This could bring wintry precipitation, so you'll definitely want to stay tuned.
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Thursday: Sunshine and seasonably cold. Highs in the lower to mid-40s. Winds will be noticeable.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 27-34.
Friday: Chilly with sunshine. Highs within a few degrees of 40.
Saturday : Sunshine then some clouds and perhaps late day showers. Highs 38-44.
Sunday: Rain, mostly in the morning. Highs well into the 40s to lower 50s.
Monday: Sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Warmer south.
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