Forecast: Getting Warmer. Wetter, Too?
Chance of showers Friday; Weekend wintry mix?
Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Light winds. Near 50. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Upper 20s to mid-30s. | Tomorrow: Mix of clouds and sun. 55-60. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
It would be nice to see two things increase around here: temperatures and precipitation, the latter of which we're running a significant deficit. I have good news on the first -- a nice warm-up begins today and lasts through Friday. And I have potentially good but less certain news on the second -- we have a chance of showers Friday and maybe a wintry mix this weekend.
Today (Wednesday): After a chilly morning start (20s downtown, some teens in the suburbs), highs near 50 will certainly be a step in the right direction, not to mention about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Add partly to mostly sunny skies and light winds and we have ourselves a pretty decent day. Confidence: High
Tonight: We'll have to wait one more night to get into what some might call "balmy" territory. For tonight, evening temperatures will drop through the 40s on their way to lows in the low-to-mid 30s downtown, upper 20s to near 30 in the suburbs. Cold, but not as chilly as recent nights. Skies should be partly cloudy. Confidence: High
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Tomorrow (Thursday): Finally, some warmth we can believe in. With a mix of clouds and sun, a light breeze from the south should push highs to around 55-60. I'll mention a small chance of a morning shower or sprinkle, mainly north or northwest of the metro area. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: As the next cold front approaches from the west, an increasing breeze from the south and increasingly cloudy skies will make for a mild night with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday could be a rather active weather day. As the cold front closes in from the west, showers are possible and winds are likey to blow from the south at a pretty good clip. Highs could reach the 55-60 range again, and can't rule out a few rumbles of thunder. Confidence: Medium
This weekend we may see a storm try to come at us from the south. If we do get precipitation, it could be in the form of a wintry mix. Timing and details are uncertain, but as typical of this winter, it looks like temperatures -- morning lows in the low-to-mid 30s, daytime highs in the upper 30s to low or mid-40s -- may be warm enough to favor rain and limit the impact of any snow or sleet. Confidence: Low-Medium
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