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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 03/20/2008

Forecast: Stormy Replaced by Sunny and Gusty

By Josh Larson

Looking for clues on coastal storm early next week

Say goodbye to yesterday's cloudy skies, mild temperatures, showers and overnight storms. High pressure moving in behind last night's cold front will bring starkly different conditions today, so say hello to noticeably cooler temperatures, mostly sunny skies and plenty of wind. A chance of showers returns late Friday night and Saturday -- making Sunday look like the better day of the weekend -- while wintry weather is one of several possibilities for early next week.


Mostly sunny. Quite windy. Mid 50s. Strong high pressure building into the area will foster winds out of the northwest gusting at times to 40 mph or higher. Despite plenty of sunshine, temperatures are unlikely to make it out of the mid 50s -- some 15 degrees cooler than yesterday -- and the wind will make it feel quite a bit colder.

Expect continued breezy conditions tonight with clear skies and temperatures dropping to 30-35 in most spots.


Partly sunny. Upper 50s. Friday will start off with plenty of sunshine and temperatures rising to the upper 50s by mid-afternoon. However, clouds may be on the increase during the second half of the day -- though it should remain at least partly sunny.

Mostly cloudy Friday night with overnight lows -- propped up by clouds -- in the upper 30s and a chance of showers toward morning as an area of low pressure approaches from the west.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend and into next week.


Mostly cloudy, scattered showers? Low 50s. As low pressure passes nearby, expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of scattered showers. High temperatures will likely be in the low 50s. Overcast Saturday night with lingering showers possible and lows in the mid to upper 30s.


Morning showers? Partial clearing. Near 50. We could see a few more showers Sunday morning depending on how slow the aforementioned area of low pressure exits the region. Eventually, there may be some partial clearing with cooler-than-normal high temperatures near 50, and Sunday night lows from 30-35.


Models are all over the place with a potential coastal storm that could bring rain, snow, or absolutely nothing to our area Monday into Tuesday. Stay tuned on this one.

The early outlook for Wednesday calls for partly to mostly sunny skies and milder highs from 55-60.

By Josh Larson  | March 20, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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