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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Forecast: Freeze fades quickly but chill lingers today, back to warmth Wednesday

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Bright blue skies. 55-59. | Tonight: Clear and dry. 37-43. | Tomorrow: Increasing clouds with p.m. shower/storms possible. 70-74. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Any freezing temperatures around dawn quickly thaw but an unimpeded sun still struggles to meaningfully warm a rare cold airmass over the area. Do not fret though, the warmth is back tomorrow and freeze threats are unlikely to stage any comeback soon. For you pollen sufferers, there’s little good news as shower systems tomorrow and Saturday are unlikely to wash away much of the mean green sheen.

Today (Tuesday): Nothing but sun today. The air is quite dry and this gives us a beautiful blue sky. The winds are nothing like yesterday, just light out of the north. Despite all the sun, highs only reach the mid-to-upper 50s giving us a rare below normal day. Confidence: High

Tonight: The crescent moon and Venus greet us in the western sky as clouds are still far away. There will be a decided chill in the evening as readings slip below 50. Light winds from the south help to avert another frosty night. Lows reach the upper 30s suburbs to lower 40s downtown. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): The sun should still get some quality time early morning before clouds scuttle in by midday. A brisk breeze from the southwest gives us a nice boost in the temperature department. A few showers and possibly a thunderstorm could pop up by mid-to-late afternoon (40% chance). Rain amounts remain too light in most areas to do much for the gardens or the pollen. Highs should make the lower 70s if the showers hold off as expected. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: A few scattered showers could linger into the evening so be prepared (30% chance). Drier air swoops back in overnight clearing skies. Evening readings are likely to hold in the 60s and overnight lows are much milder low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Thursday is a blustery day with winds from the north in the 20s mph gusting well up into the 30s. As you might guess, this again takes the edge off our solar heating and leaves us with highs in the (still above normal) low-to-mid 60s. The evening is a stargazer’s delight but temperatures are in quick retreat to the 50s. The breeze stays up most of the night. That’s a plus in this case, saving us the prospects of frost or a freeze. Lows hold in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Friday is pristine with nothing but sunshine and calm winds. However, the residual cool Canadian airmass is in no mood to warm without a fight. As a result, highs are once again in the low-to-mid 60s. Clouds start to increase in the evening and help to slow the cool down. Overnight lows should be in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Saturday/Sunday are warm but showers may mar Saturday. Sadly the rain is likely to be too light to give much relief to drying gardens or pollen sufferers. Highs should be in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium

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