Forecast: Temperatures On Their Way...Way Up
Sunny, summery weather builds this weekend
Today: Chilly start; then warmer. 72-76. | Tonight: Quite mild. Near 60. | Tomorrow: Sunny & very warm. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Saturday night: Mostly clear; very mild. Mid-60s. | Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot. Near 90! | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Though the past couple of days have featured below-normal temperatures, and we're running about a degree below normal for the month, warmth will pay a visit to the area today all the way through the first half of next week. We tack on 10 degrees today to yesterday's highs and then another 10 degrees on Saturday. We may even approach 90 by Sunday -- zooming full speed to mid-to-late summer-like temperatures.
Today (Friday): Despite a chilly start in the morning, a ridge of high pressure along the East Coast will allow for mostly sunny skies and temperatures some 10 degrees warmer than yesterday courtesy 10-15 mph winds from the south. Highs should top out in the low-to-mid 70s.
Tonight: With flow from the south we'll see much milder overnight lows -- nearly 20 degrees warmer than last night's lows -- in the low 50s (in the cooler suburbs) to near 60 (downtown) under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High
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Tomorrow (Saturday): With winds from the south persisting, we'll really get a taste of summer on Saturday. Bust out the shorts! Mostly sunny skies will allow afternoon highs to soar to the mid- to perhaps even upper 80s in some spots. For some, it may well be the first use of A/C in your car (even house?) of the season. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Expect almost balmy conditions for this time of year Saturday night, with temperatures only dropping to the low 60s overnight dowtown (50s in the suburbs) -- a good 15 degrees above the average overnight low for this time of year. Confidence: High
Sunday: Abundant sunshine and warm winds from the southwest at 5-10 mph on Sunday will allow the mercury to soar to the upper 80s to 90 across most of the region. The exception will be areas along the bay and in the mountains to the west, which will probably register 10+ degrees cooler than the rest of the area. Sunblock is highly advised. Mild overnight lows will drop to the upper 50s and low 60s. Confidence: High
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, another day of full sunshine and warm temperatures are on tap for Monday. Highs may take another run at 90 degrees. Overnight lows will bottom out at around 60. Confidence: Medium-High
More of the same can be expected on Tuesday with mostly sunny skies once again allowing afternoon highs to reach the mid-80s across the vast majority of the region. Increasing clouds are possible Tuesday night ahead of a potential approaching cold front, which brings the chance for showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday. Confidence: Medium
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