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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Forecast: Shivering Sunday with whipping winds, then gradually warmer

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Blustery and cold. Low-to-mid 30s. | Tonight: Clear and cold. Upper teens to mid-20s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, warmer. Low-to-mid 40s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

In case you missed our brief, wanna-be blizzard yesterday, winter’s back with a vengeance today. Gusty winds make it feel like the teens much of the day as actual air temperatures don’t get past the mid-30s. Don’t worry though, high pressure returns to warm us back up to normal and above normal as we head through the first half of the work week.

Snow Potential Index: 2 (↓) - A flurry today or light snow shower Tues/Tues night is about it for white stuff potential this week.
 
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Today (Sunday): The word of the day is blustery. It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be windy, and it’s not going to be pleasant. Skies should vary from partly to mostly sunny. A stray flurry or snow shower is possible as well. Daytime highs struggle to reach the mid-30s, and winds gusting from the northwest near 30-40 mph make if feel like the teens and 20s most of the day. Confidence: High

Tonight: The winds begin to abate and with mostly clear skies our temperatures tank. Lows in the suburbs dive down to the upper teens, with downtown in the low-to-mid 20s. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...

Tomorrow (Monday): High pressure moves in from our southwest tomorrow and that leads to a modest warm-up. But even that warm-up leaves us just about breaking even with normal. We’ll enjoy plenty of sun though as highs climb into the low-to-mid 40s. With the winds dying down, it’s a much improved day. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Weak flow from the south and some clouds should help keep us from getting as cold as tonight. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, overnight lows only reach down to the upper 20s to low 30s. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

A weak disturbance heading across the East Coast Tuesday likely brings mostly cloudy skies to our area. Not only that, but we could see a few light rain or snow showers Tuesday into Tuesday night. Daytime highs in the 40s and nighttime lows in the low-to-mid 30s limit the potential for any snowflakes to stick. Confidence: Medium

On Wednesday we catch a lull between systems. The result looks to be a pretty nice day. Despite a shower chance early, skies turn partly to mostly sunny and our highs climb back toward and probably past 50 once again. Confidence: Medium

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