Forecast: Mild Monday, but Slowly Cooling
Today: Partly sunny, breezy and mild. 64-68 | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 36-41 Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. 50-54. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The March roller coaster ride continues this week as we generally trend cooler after last week's astonishing warm-up. Still, we start the week off in style with some sun and sixties. Then we yo-yo from the 50s to the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday before settling in the 50s Thursday through the weekend...right about where we should be in early-to-mid March. The dry pattern will continue with just a couple scattered showers possible late Tuesday or Wednesday (and again Saturday?).
Today (Monday): The cold front last night will drop temperatures 5-10 degrees, but the mid-to-upper 60s is still pretty nice. We'll probably have more sunshine than the last couple days but the sun's warmth will be compromised at times by strong winds from the west at 10 to 20 mph (with some higher gusts). Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies will allow temperatures to drop back down into the 30s to near 40 (suburbs-city). A breeze from the north at about 10 mph will make it feel quite brisk. As chilly as it will seem compared to the 50s of the last couple nights, remember we dipped into the single digits and low teens just a week ago. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Easterly flow off the Atlantic will make for a raw Tuesday. High temperatures will meet resistance in the low 50s under mostly cloudy skies. A few showers are possible (30% chance) as a warm front tries to lift northward late in the day. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: After the warm front passes to our north, a light wind from the south will kick in. The mild wind along with cloud cover will prevent temperatures from dropping a lot -- maybe 5 degrees or so from near 50 to the mid-40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Mild breezes from the south bring a return to the 60s on Wednesday but a cold front passing through the region will threaten with showers and possibly thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Overnight, skies slowly clear as winds shift around to out of the northwest, with lows dropping to near 40. Confidence: Medium-High
As the front that brought Wednesday's showers gets hung up to our south, Canadian high pressure attempts to build into the region Thursday and Friday. That will bring partly sunny and cooler weather both days, with highs 50-55. Overnight Thursday will be cold with lows in the mid-20s to near freezing (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
Late Friday and into the weekend, there's a slight chance that an area of low pressure will develop to the south (along the stalled out front). That could increase cloud cover and even bring some rain (better chance Saturday than Sunday) as it heads northeast. More likely, the sprawling area of high pressure to the west and north will keep us dry, with seasonable highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium
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