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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/17/2012

Forecast: Mild and mainly benign weather pattern continues into next week

Today's Daily Digit
 
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day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

 
A little nervous about clouds. But if there aren't too many, this digit might be low.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Some a.m. fog, then partly cloudy. 71-77. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Sprinkle? Near 50 to mid-50s. | Tomorrow: Morning fog possible, then partly cloudy. 66-71. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We’re on the usual springtime rollercoaster, only this go around its from “what the heck?” kind of warmth to, “it’s still warm but not that warm” stuff. Today is probably warmer than yesterday as we should kick the thicker cloud cover, but we lose a few degrees again tomorrow. Beyond that, the forecast does not seem as certain as it once was, but we should continue to lean pretty mild compared to average throughout.

Today (Saturday): There could be some spots of dense fog around early with plenty of low-level moisture around, but it should mix out fairly well leaving us partly cloudy by late morning or midday. Temperatures will be largely dependent on total sunshine, but mid-70s seems like a good ballpark to try for. This could end up being a “Nice Day” but I’m not confident enough on cloudcover to go there. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Clouds may thicken by evening, particularly to the south and west. A sprinkle can’t be totally ruled out, though it should stay out of our area. Overall, it’s mostly cloudy through the night with temperatures ranging from near 50 to as high as the mid-50s. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week...

Tomorrow (Sunday): A bit cooler air has filtered back into the warm regime, dropping us back into the pleasant range of mid-60s to near 70. We’ll have to be wary of clouds, if you’re looking for a 10 on the daily digit at least. It’s going to be a pretty solid one though I think. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Clouds thicken up again overnight as winds off the ocean continue. That keeps us pretty uniform in the temperature department, with lows reaching near 50 to the mid-50s. There may be some patchy fog and/or drizzle as well if winds drop off enough. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Both Monday and Tuesday continue the pattern we’re in, which means partly sunny days and mostly cloudy nights. The further we get out, the harder it is to say for sure if we’ll end up with days like we saw on Friday (cooler and clammy) or ones where there is more sunshine and temperatures well into the 70s. For now, I’m favoring partly sunny skies and highs in the low-and-mid 70s along with a mostly cloudy night Monday night. Confidence: Low-Medium

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