Forecast: Move Over Winter, Here Comes Spring!
From 40s today to 70 this weekend, and dry....
Today: Sun & clouds; not as cold. Upper 40s. | Tonight: Much milder. 35-40. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy & mild. Near 60. | Tomorrow Night: Clear & mild. 45-50. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Despite the fact that temperatures so far this month are running 15 degrees below normal, and despite the fact that we'll still be just a few degrees below normal today (though noticeably milder than yesterday), spring returns in a major way Friday through the entire weekend. This period will be dominated by ample sunshine and mild to warm temperatures in the 60s (and even 70s) along with very little chance for much in the way of precipitation. Spring lovers: rejoice; allergy sufferers: beware!
Today (Thursday): After a chilly start to the day, high pressure moving offshore will allow for increasing southerly flow as a warm front moves north late in the day. These series of atmospheric maneuvers will provide us with a blend of clouds and sunshine with noticeably milder afternoon highs making a run for the 50 degree mark. Confidence: High
Tonight: Compared to our recent overnight lows, tonight's temperatures may feel downright balmy! Mostly cloudy skies hold temperatures from dropping below the mid-30s in the cooler spots to near 40 downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the very spring-like forecast through early next week...
Tomorrow (Friday): Continued flow from the southwest along with mostly sunny skies will push temperatures to even milder levels on Friday. The upper 50s are a good bet, while some places will probably hit or surpass the 60 degree mark. You may notice an occasional southwesterly breeze of 10-15 mph at times. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: When you think about it this way it's pretty impressive: Friday night's overnight lows will be some 20 degrees milder than Wednesday's highs! That means mid 40s for the cooler 'burbs to near 50 downtown. All of the evening hours, however, will be in the 50s, which to me means only a light coat; then again, I went to college in the Berkshires. Confidence: High
Let's just dispense with it: 70. That's how high temperatures should climb on Saturday despite the fact that we'll see partly, as opposed to mostly, sunny skies. That's nearly 20 degrees above normal for this time of year, and a whopping 40 degrees warmer than afternoon highs early this week! Get out and enjoy, though know that tree pollen levels (especially for Cedar, Juniper & Elm), will increase to moderate levels with all this warmth. Overnight lows will stay above 50. Confidence: Medium-High
On Sunday, a cold front in the vicinity may keep a good deal of clouds over the area (and perhaps even a sprinkle), but that should not stop temperatures from reaching or eclipsing 70 degrees. I would not be shocked if sunnier spots (especially south) reach the mid 70s! We've got a shot at some showers Sunday night, but it may very well remain dry. Overnight lows will hang out in the low 50s. Confidence: Medium
We're expecting cooler temperatures on Monday along with the probability of mostly cloudy skies, and the possibility of some showers -- especially during the first half of the day. Plan on somewhat cooler afternoon highs in the upper 50s, still a bit above average, though. Confidence: Medium
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