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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 04/ 9/2008

Forecast: When Will Clouds Call it Kaput?

By Dan Stillman

For some people, there's a certain charm to these cool, cloudy days so common in April. However, I'd wager most folks would rather see an end to the persistent breeze off the ocean responsible for socking us in. Slowly, this breeze will wane indeed, and as it does, clouds will thin, skies will brighten and temperatures will rise.

TODAY

Mostly Cloudy. Low 60s. After an overcast morning with a chance of drizzle and temperatures rising from the mid 40s to low 50s, we may or may not see some breaks in the cloud cover this afternoon. Either way, a slowly thinning blanket of clouds should allow skies to brighten and afternoon highs to reach the low 60s as light winds blow from the southeast.

Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of a light shower or sprinkle and lows in the low to mid 50s.

TOMORROW

Partly sunny. Near 70. Winds from the south, rather than from the east off the ocean, will present us with a better chance of at least a few periods of sunshine. With enough of that strong April sun, highs could reach near 70. Partly to mostly cloudy overnight with lows in the mid 50s, maybe only down to the upper 50s downtown.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend. Also, see NatCast and UnitedCast for the forecast for tonight's games.

A LOOK AHEAD

Partial sunshine combined with an increasing breeze from the south should boost Friday highs into the 70s. An approaching cold front could spawn showers (40% chance) late in the day or overnight. Confidence: Medium

If a cold front stays on its current track and timing, Saturday could be rather showery with highs near 70. We'll have to keep an eye on the potential for thunderstorms as well. Confidence: Medium

Sunday is shaping up to be breezy and cooler with highs in the mid 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium-High

By Dan Stillman  | April 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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