PM Update: Showers then Cold; Weather Course
Back into the icebox Friday
Our brief taste of average (or slightly above) temperatures is about to be just a memory as a cold front approaches the area, bringing with it showers followed by much colder air. Meanwhile, temperatures have risen into the low-to-mid 50s today under increasingly cloudy skies. Showers now advancing toward the area from the west should arrive in time for the commute home this evening. After the front passes, expect temperatures to begin falling on a gusty northwest wind.
Tonight: Showers that arrive early-evening should continue through around midnight. Places that see rain will likely only see a few hundredths of an inch -- just enough to be noticeable. After midnight, look for clearing skies and temperatures dropping to lows in the upper 20s for the suburbs and low 30s in the city. Winds may gust up to 25 mph at times overnight.
Tomorrow: We dive back into midwinter-like chill tomorrow under partly sunny skies. Look for highs only to reach the upper 30s in most locations, with perhaps a few "lucky" locations hitting 40 or so -- temperatures that would be below average even in the heart of winter. Winds will slacken from early gusts around 15 to 20 mph as the day progresses.
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See Josh's full forecast through the beginning of next week.
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