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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Forecast: Mild with plenty of sun, transitioning cloudier and cooler this weekend

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A bit breezy but a nice mild end to your week. Will winter lovers complain if we near 60?
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mainly sunny, slight breeze. 53-59. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 32-39. | Tomorrow: Somewhat sunny, afternoon sprinkle possible. Mid-to-upper 50s. | Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Shower? Near 50. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We end our week on a pleasant note, but some of you may think it to be too warm? Getting into the weekend through Monday, we may have to contend with a slight daily risk of a shower, but very low chances at least. Sunday and Monday look to be cool, with Monday adding in the greatest chance of a shower of our next 5 days. Lucky for sunshine lovers, Tuesday may see a return to bluer skies.

Snow Potential Index: 1 (→) - Close to demoting, but there's a bit of moisture around early next week and marginally chilly air as well.
 
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Today (Friday): A noticeable southwesterly breeze (5-15 mph) offers a bit of “chill” to temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s, but at least we have decent amounts of sunshine likely. A few clouds could appear overhead, especially during the midday hours, but it isn’t too much to worry about. Some folks south of town could see the 60 degree mark very briefly -- let us know if your thermometer hits that mark! Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Mostly clear skies with a few wispy clouds could make for yet another stellar sunset. The southwesterly breeze could continue in the 5-10 mph range, but it probably diminishes into the night. Low temperatures just before sunrise could stay “mild” downtown in the upper 30s, while perhaps nearing the freezing mark is slimly possible in the typical cool spots. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): We continue our mild streak along with more wispy cirrus clouds mixing with our sunshine. Breezes should stay relatively light out of the west (5-10 mph) making temperatures in the 55-60 degree range feel decent. Note that there is a small 10-20% chance of a quick afternoon sprinkle, along with some increased cloudiness. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: It’s pretty darn cloudy with low temperatures ultimately getting down into the low-to-mid 30s. Still there’s an outside chance for a sprinkle (or a flake?), but you probably don’t need to worry about it much at all as it could stay south of us entirely. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: : We cool back down with highs “only” in the upper 40s to near 50 under a continued fairly cloudy sky. Yes, I still have to insert the 10-20% chance for a very brief shower, especially late in the day, particularly south. Overall, I just recommend dressing in layers and maybe watching radar to make sure a shower is not floating your way. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night: It looks to be a very cloudy evening, so it probably will be difficult to see the moon. But, we’ve got only a very slight, outside chance of a shower or flake. Low temperatures range in the low-to-mid 30s -- as is typical in this stretch. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday is another day with lots of clouds, maybe even better a shot of showers. For now, let’s call it a 30% chance of getting wet. Highs should shoot for the mid-and-upper 40s, but we’ll need to watch various features to see if temperatures head lower. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tuesday could finally see us break out of the clouds and small shower chances with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 40s to perhaps low 50s. This could be a good one to enjoy a lunch break outdoors, perhaps? I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Confidence: Low-Medium

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