Forecast: Dry and milder through Saturday
Then a cooler and likely rainy Sunday
FORECAST IN DETAIL
With high pressure building over the area and cold air retreating, we can expect several days of milder temperatures, a good deal of sun, and dry conditions. In fact, it appears that both tomorrow and Saturday we have a shot at 50 or higher. Alas, a potent area of low pressure will approach from the south by Sunday; however, with cold air tucked safely away in Canada, count on primarily rain as opposed to ice or snow. And there could be quite a bit -- likely making Sunday a washout.
Today (Thursday): We start the day off chilly, with temperatures near 20 in the cooler spots to the mid-20s downtown. However, with full sunshine expected, temperatures are likely to rise to the highest levels we've seen all month! Most everyone will make it into the mid-40s, though a couple spots may hit the upper 40s. Confidence: High
Tonight: We'll have mostly clear skies tonight, but with temperatures noticeably milder than of late. I'm thinking upper 20s across the 'burbs to near freezing downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the milder forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Friday): We're likely to see a blend of clouds and sun on the last day of the work week; not quite as much sun as today but still plenty of it. And, high temperatures across the area should rise to around 50 degrees! For those who like to keep track of these sorts of things, the last time we reached 50 was Dec.r 15 of last year. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: While a weak cold front will slip through the region on Friday night, it will be moisture-starved; its only effects will be some increased cloudiness. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 20s in the typically cooler spots to near freezing downtown. Confidence: Medium
We squeeze in another nice day on Saturday, with a mix of clouds and sun and highs once again near 50. There may be some increasing clouds by the second half of the day ahead of our approaching storm system. Mostly cloudy on Saturday night, with overnight lows ranging from 30-35. Confidence: Medium
Get out your raincoats, umbrellas and galoshes, since Sunday is likely to be very wet. We'll have overcast skies with increasing winds and periods of moderate to heavy rain, perhaps accumulating an inch or more during the daylight hours. Highs near 40 should be too warm for snow except perhaps in the mountains. Rain may linger (50% chance) into a breezy Sunday night with lows in the mid-30s. Confidence: Medium
The forecast for Martin Luther King Jr. Monday depends on how quickly our storm system exits the area. We stand a 30% chance of morning showers, though I think we should be dry by the second half of the day. But a good deal of cloudiness is likely to linger. Highs will likely reach the low-to-mid 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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