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Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Forecast: Drying out, a little chilly

High temps mainly 50-60 this week

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today:Breezy and cool, with sunshine. 46-51. | Tonight: Clear and cold. 26-33. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 48-53. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

After yesterday’s deluge and surprise late night snowflakes, we get a few days to dry out. The negative in the week ahead weather is no stand-out day with both sunshine and warmth. The sunny days tend to be chilly. We get more rain to eat away at the winter’s precipitation deficit late Wednesday and Thursday.

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Today (Monday): Watch out for any slick spots early in the morning, especially in the colder north and west suburbs. Behind Sunday’s powerful front, it’s a windy but bright day. The March sun pushes high temperatures from the mid-40s in the northern suburbs to near 50 south of town. Breezes from the north at 10-20 mph with some higher gusts give the air a wintry feel. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds diminish some and skies are clear. As such, it’s a cold night. Lows range from near 25 in the colder suburbs to the low 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....

Tuesday: It’s similar to Monday, but a little bit more pleasant thanks to somewhat lighter winds. Nonetheless, despite plentiful sunshine, cold high pressure to the north doesn’t let max temps exceed the upper 40s (north) to low 50s (south). Winds are from the north at around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: It feels like winter for yet another night. Lows range from mid-20s in the colder suburbs to the low 30s downtown. Winds are light. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

High pressure to the north Wednesday keeps it relatively cool as clouds start to increase ahead of the next storm system. Highs are in the 40s to near 50. Wednesday night, a warm front tries to push through bringing the likelihood of showers. There may be enough cold air in the some of the cold spots for a little wintry mix, but most spots are probably looking at plain rain. Lows are in the 30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium

Flow from the south should help temperatures on Thursday reach into the 50s, but showers are likely and even a thunderstorm (especially to the southeast). Thursday night, we see partial clearing and windy and colder conditions, with lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium

Friday through Sunday are, for the most part, at least partly sunny and March-like. Highs are generally in the upper 40s to mid-50s. On Saturday, a weak disturbance passing to our north could produce a period of showers - but otherwise, it’s more often dry than not. Overnight lows are in the 30s. Confidence: Medium

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