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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Forecast: Wind blown sunshine today, showers missing until late Sunday

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. 68-72. | Tonight: Fair skies, still breezy. 42-49. | Tomorrow: Sunny and dry. 72-76. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT

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FORECAST IN DETAIL


Much drier air and a good deal of breeze will up our frizzy factor today. But there’s not much else to grouse about on this sun-drenched day. Under armed guard protection from the gardening (“we need rain”) crowd, I proclaim the upcoming weekend a dandy. A warming and calming trend should hit its climax on Mother’s Day before a small chance of showers returns. Any noteworthy rains are not likely until Monday night.

Today (Thursday): The back end of the clouds should be heading east in a hurry at daybreak as winds pick up from the northwest at 10-20 mph. Sunshine takes center stage though some clouds pop up in the afternoon. The air is noticeably drier. Highs are mainly slated for the lower 70s with just a few laggards in the upper 60s. Confidence: High

Tonight: The dry air does the trick and allows temperatures to quickly drop through the 60s in the evening. Breezes remain noticeable out of the northwest. This puts a real chill in the air by late night when lows are only in the 40s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Friday): We just can’t shed that northwest breeze. Sunshine is dominant from start to finish. Temperatures rally to a healthy low-to-mid 70s peak. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: A starry night is on tap with winds finally going calm. The price of the calm is the cool with evening 60s falling to 40s yet again for lows. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday is picture perfect with nothing but blue skies, barely a breeze and a quick warm up. Highs reach the mid-to-upper 70s. The evening is just as delightful with 60s slow to return in the evening. Lows end up in the 50s. Confidence: High

Mother’s Day (Sunday) is shaping up nicely with most models holding off showers until evening. Thanks Mother Nature! Clouds are likely to be on the increase but this should not stop temperatures from surging back to the mid-to-upper 70s for highs. There is a 30% chance of a shower by late afternoon with the same potential for the overnight. Lows reach the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium

Monday should be back to mostly cloudy and humid conditions with a few scattered showers possible (40% chance). Sadly, it looks like nuisance type showers rather than usable amounts for parched gardens. Highs should top out in the mid-to-upper 70s. Confidence:Medium

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