Rain chances up to 50 percent through Saturday

There is going to be quite a bit of cloud cover, and about a 40 to 50 percent chance of showers through Saturday.

High temperatures will range from the upper 70s to low 80s.

Sunday looks like the best day of your weekend, with partly sunny skies and 75 degrees. Looking at the extended forecast for next week, we climb above 80 degrees on Monday and Tuesday, but another cold front sweeps in here  with scattered showers Wednesday and Friday, and highs only in the low 70s. Next week, I will have your Christmas forecast.

Winter begins officially Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11:19 p.m. Eastern Time. It is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight, and the longest night of the whole year.

The sun is also now at its lowest point in the sky of the year.  The days then start getting longer after the Dec. 21, with the sun setting about 30 seconds later each day, so we gain about six minutes of sunshine by the end of December and 36 minutes by the end of January.

In our night sky segment this week, we have a full moon coming up on Thursday night.   

You can see the moon in the Eastern sky after sunset and to the southeast later in the evening.

Also that bright object to the Southwest after the sun goes down is the planet Venus.

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