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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Forecast: One last chance at 80s, before weekend rain and cooler air

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Fog clears into midday sun. Late clouds. 78-84. | Tonight: Mainly cloudy, showers possible. 57-63 | Tomorrow: Showers, some thunder. 67-75. | Sunday: Still wet, but less than Saturday. Mid-60s. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We have a shot at 80 degrees after our Groundhog-Day-like fog repeats its burning off. Then we have a wet Saturday and still-damp Sunday to contend with. Be warned, you may not be able to wear your shorts as much as recently, with temperatures next week struggling to get into the 60s. Get ready for a wet transition this weekend that should finally net us some average temperatures!

Today (Friday): California-like morning fog again. But we again believe it will burn off, by midday—if not earlier. Once we get that strong March sun through the marine layer, it stays a’shining until late afternoon clouds might sneak in. Most of us should head past 80, mainly into the low-and-mid 80s. It may even be a bit muggy and perhaps too warm, yet our bodies seem to have bizarrely acclimated. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Those clouds may make for a nice sunset but could thicken quickly. As we approach and pass midnight, shower chances increase from 20% to about 60% by sunrise. Only late-night revelers may need an umbrella. Our insulating “cloudy blanket” allows temperatures to dip only into the upper 50s to lower 60s. Light east winds are a good bet. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): We have showers in the morning that may turn into thundershowers during the day. Downpours and perhaps a certified thunderstorm look possible by late afternoon. Time for some indoor spring cleaning? Luckily, winds remain light, from the east, at 5 to 10 mph. Ah, that ocean air. Chance of rain stands at around 80% with high temperatures probably climbing to around 70, but perhaps mid-70s with enough sun. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Yeah, those same showers with occasional thunder (70-80% chance) should continue into the evening and perhaps even into the late night. Lows remain not-so-low, in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: This one could be, um, almost like Saturday. Hopefully fewer showers and rumbles of thunder, though. It may be cooler, too, with highs mainly in the mid-60s. Chances of rain slowly, quite slowly, diminishes with time. It’s about a 70% chance in the morning to mid-afternoon, to 60% from that point forward. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night: Showers are possible through the night but chances slowly diminish with time from 60% to about 40% after midnight. Clouds appear to be almost guaranteed. Lows slip to the low-to-mid 50s — perhaps 40s in a few spots that have breaks in the clouds. Confidence: Medium

Monday could test our eyes as the skies finally clear off, as it looks now. Sunshine may have to fight against some cooler north breezes to get temperatures toward the 70 degree mark. More likely are mid-to-upper 60s for high temperatures. Kinda wonderful. Confidence: Medium

Tuesday looks very sunny, as any clouds from Monday finally have a chance to clear outta here! We should continue with our cooler regime of air again, with highs only making it into the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

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