Forecast: Winds Whip to Start Weekend
Wind Advisory for N&W Suburbs through 8 p.m.
Today: Windy. 60-65. | Tonight: Not as windy. 35-40. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Light winds. 65-70. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The weekend presents two sunny, dry days but tomorrow emerges as the far superior day if you desire tranquil outdoor activities. Very strong winds, gusting up to 50 mph today will blow around debris, generate noise and, unfortunately, strip off a lot of the cherry blossoms. Tomorrow, the winds will be lighter and it will be warmer, making for a more pleasant outdoor experience.
Today (Saturday): As advertised, winds from the northwest will blow at 20-35 mph with gusts in the range of 40-50 mph at times. The sun should boost temperatures into the low 60s, but it won't feel that warm except during those welcome brief moments when the wind decides to relax. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: The winds will only gradually die down -- slackening to about 10-15 mph after midnight. Under clear skies, it will be a chilly night, with lows from the mid-30s in the colder suburbs to near 40 downtown. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the increasingly dry forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): The winds die down and the temperatures rise -- so it will feel considerably warmer compared to today. Full sunshine will help temperatures rise well into the 60s (a few 70-degree readings are possible south of town), with just a light breeze from the west at about 10 mph. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Clouds increase as the next frontal system approaches. There's 30% chance of showers towards dawn, with lows 45-50. Confidence: Medium-High
Showers and thunderstorms are likely on Monday as a strong cold front punches through the region. Rainfall may be locally heavy. Highs should be in the mid-60s. Gradual clearing at night, and it will once again become quite windy, with lows near 40. Confidence: Medium-High
Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be variably cloudy, windy (slightly more windy Tuesday) and quite chilly. Highs both days will only be near 50 (more than 10 degrees below average), with overnight lows from 30-35. Confidence: Medium-High
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