Forecast: Cool air streams in for windy weekend
Today: Chance of a morning shower, then windy. Falling from the 70s. | Tonight: Windy and cold. 40-45. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 61-66. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
A strong cold front blasting through the region this morning puts an abrupt halt to the summery weather we've had so far in the month of May. Temperatures which had been mostly in the 80s tumble to the wintry 40s by late tonight as strong winds this afternoon usher in unseasonably cool air. The chilly, windy conditions persist through Mother's Day before some moderation early next week.
Today (Saturday): The cold front brings a 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm this morning -- most likely between 8 a.m. and noon (from west to east). Once the front clears, skies part this afternoon but winds from the west accelerate -- reaching 20-30 mph with some gusts to 40-50 mph. Temperatures in the 70s this morning should hold mostly steady before falling late in the afternoon. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Don't go out without your jacket this evening. Temperatures will steadily fall through the 60s and 50s during the evening and into the 40s by early morning. It's practically mid-May but with winds from the northwest at 15-25 mph, I've gotta mention wind chills, which will go as low the 30s by morning. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): Temperatures will be about 10 degrees colder than average for Mother's Day, but at least partial sunshine will brighten the day. High temperatures will only the reach the low-to-mid 60s with a gusty breeze persisting from the northwest at 15-25 mph. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Winds start to slacken but it will remain quite cold. Under clear skies, lows may dip into the upper 30s in some of the colder suburbs with low-to-mid 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Temperatures start to recover a bit on Monday. Despite the chilly start, full sunshine will warm high temperatures to the mid-to-upper 60s. Unlike the past couple days, we'll have light winds. Clear skies early Monday night will yield to increasing clouds late at night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Flow from the south probably keeps the warming trend going on Tuesday but we'll have clouds and a chance (40-50%) of showers as a frontal system gradually approaches. Highs should head up to around 70. Confidence: Medium
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