Forecast: Warm-up waits one more day
Cool breeze today; 90 this weekend?
FORECAST IN DETAIL
This is a tough time of year for wardrobe consistency. In typical spring fashion, the wardrobe should get a good workout as we shift from cool and breezy today, to warmer and sunny Thursday and Friday, to very warm (some might say hot) and even a little humid over the weekend. So, we go from jackets and long pants today, to shorts and sandals Saturday and Sunday. Overall, it's a pretty good forecast if you have outdoor plans, though we'll have to see if any thunderstorms pop up this weekend.
Today (Wednesday): After a cool start, mostly in the upper 30s to low 40s, morning temperatures recover into the 50s. But a brisk 15-20 mph breeze from the west/northwest, with some gusts around 30 mph, keeps the air feeling rather cool throughout the day. Afternoon highs only reach the low-to-mid 60s despite mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Like last evening, temperatures quickly drop into and then through the coolish 50s. Skies stay mostly clear through the night as winds slacken to around 10 mph or less from the west/northwest. Lows ranging from the upper 30s to near 40 in the suburbs to the low-to-mid 40s downtown should be several degrees below average, but a little warmer than last night. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): It's another cool beginning. But this time the mercury rises more efficiently with temperatures into the 60s by lunchtime. A full day of sun should lift afternoon highs to the low 70s with a consistent 10-15 mph breeze from the west. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: We'll be noticeably milder than tonight with evening temperatures mainly in the 60s, dipping into the upper 50s by late evening. Overnight lows bottom in the upper 40s (suburbs) to low-to-mid 50s downtown with partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Get you work done early Friday morning. Because by late moring, temperatures should already be nearing or surpassing 70, beckoning you to come outside. It only gets better in the afternoon with highs near 80 or in the low 80s, thanks to partly to mostly sunny skies and a warm flow from the southwest. We stay mild Friday night with lows from the upper 50s in the cooler suburbs to the low-to-mid 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Summer weather kicks into high gear for this first weekend of May, complete with a touch of humidity. Highs make a run at the upper 80s to low 90s with Saturday night lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. I wouldn't go changing any plans at this point, but the heat and a bit of humidity could touch off an isolated shower or thunderstorm Saturday afternoon or evening (20% chance), with a little better chance (30%) of isolated to scattered showers and storms Sunday afternoon or evening as a cool front approaches. Confidence: Medium
| April 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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