Forecast: Work week warm-up
Chance of weekend storm
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Today: Mostly sunny, increasing clouds late. 34-38. | Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries or snow showers. 21-26. | Tomorrow: Becoming mostly sunny. 35-39. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Sick of bundling up with scarves, hats and earmuffs? By midweek, you should have a chance to give them a break. Daytime temperatures will steadily rise throughout the work week. We should break 40 Wednesday, and perhaps 45 Thursday and Friday. A significant storm, however, could impact the region next weekend -- so there's a chance the winter weather gear will need to come back out.
Today (Monday): The week begins on a very cold note with teens throughout the region when you get up and head out. But sunshine will go to work, so we should make it into the mid-30s or so by afternoon. By late afternoon, some high clouds will start moving in ahead of a weak cold front. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds increase, with a chance (40%) of snow showers. A dusting or so is possible where snow falls. Overnight lows will range from the low-to-mid 20s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the week...
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Cloud cover from overnight will gradually break-up, with a good deal of sunshine for most of the day. Temperatures will climb closer to 40, but will probably fall just short, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds will be from the northwest at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Clear and very cold, with lows ranging from the mid-teens (colder suburbs) to low-to-mid 20s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
On Wednesday we should finally crack 40, under mostly sunny skies. Still chilly Wednesday night, with lows around 20 in the colder suburbs and mid-to-upper 20s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The "warmest" air in a while arrives Thursday and Friday as high temperatures rise into the mid-to-upper 40s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Someone could even hit 50. Overnight temperatures will be warmer as well, but still chilly, with lows from the mid-20s (colder suburbs) to low 30s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
Computer models (for quite a few days) have been advertising the possibility of a weekend storm. Though milder air will have reached the region late in the work week, there are indications that cold air may bleed back in as this potential storm approaches. The strength of the cold air along with the track of the storm will help determine whether this storm brings ice, rain, snow, some combination or doesn't materialize (goes out to sea). To me, the pattern appears favorable for ice, but we'll keep you posted as details evolve. Highs both days will probably be in the 30s with a 60% chance of precipitation. Lows will be near 30. Confidence: Low-Medium
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