Forecast: Warmer Wednesday; weekend rain?
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Cold yesterday, mild today, colder again tomorrow, and warmer again Friday. The ups and downs of late winter continue, though even the colder days aren't so bad as long as we have enough of that increasingly strong March sun shining through. More worrisome than the short-lasting shots of cold, though promising in terms of keeping drought conditions in check, is the potential for rain to dampen at least part of the coming weekend.
Today (Wednesday): Yesterday's chill lingers into the morning as we start out in the upper 20s to mid-30s. Rather quickly, though, warming breezes from the southwest and west team up with mostly sunny skies to lift mid-morning temperatures through the 40s. We're climbing into the 50s by lunchtime, and afternoon highs should top out near 60. In the late afternoon or early evening, breezes pick up from the northwest behind a cold front that passes through with little fanfare. Confidence: High
Tonight: Cooler air returns as evening breezes blow around 10-20 mph from the northwest and north while temperatures drop through the 50s and 40s. Under partly to mostly clear skies, overnight lows bottom in the mid-20s (suburbs) to near 30 to low 30s (downtown) as breezes let up by morning. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Thursday): It's another cold morning and overall a pretty cold day despite mostly sunny skies and light breezes. That said, afternoon highs from near 40 to the mid-40s are tolerable if you can get yourself away from the shade and in the sun. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Increasing clouds keep temperatures from dropping too far, with lows in the upper 20s to near 30 in the suburbs, to the low-to-mid 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The temperature back and forth continues Friday as highs bump back up to near 50 or into the mid-50s. Increasingly moist flow from the south and a warm front in the vicinity could mean a chance of showers by afternoon or maybe not until Friday night, when overnight lows dip to the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium
If we're lucky, a storm system will stay mainly west of the mountains through much of Saturday, allowing for a mostly dry day after any early-morning showers exit, partly sunny skies, and highs near 60 or into the 60s. Assuming they hold off earlier, shower chances increase again by Saturday evening or overnight. With increasing winds from the south, Saturday night lows should be pretty mild, in the mid-40s to low 50s. Confidence: Low
As of now it looks like at least part of Sunday could be rather rainy with highs in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Low
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