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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/30/2012

PM Update: A few light showers into Saturday; warmer Sunday

Clouds and a few light showers helped cast a bit of a chill across the area today with highs no better than the low-to-mid 50s, only upper 40s for some. In fact, it’s been one of our colder days of this very warm March. For those hoping for a weekend full of warmth and sunshine, well we can’t quite deliver fully. But any showers are probably light, and we do see opportunities for sun, especially on Sunday when 70 degrees might be within reach once again.

Through Tonight: We may catch some breaks in the clouds heading into and during the evening, before mostly cloudy skies win out overnight. A few light showers are possible but that’s mainly after midnight, with not much more than a spotty shower before then. The clouds and a light breeze from the south keep temperatures from dropping too far, with lows ending up in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Tomorrow (Saturday): The morning greets us with mostly cloudy skies still in place, and the potenital for mist and a few light showers lingers as morning temperatures slowly rise through the 50s. It’s far from a washout though, and the shower threat wanes in the afternoon as breezes pick up from the northwest. Highs stall out near 60, unless glimpses of afternoon sun can bump some spots to the mid-60s. Partly cloudy Saturday night with lows from near 40 to the mid-40s.

Sunday: Partly sunny skies make for a brighter and warmer Sunday. We’re still likely to see some clouds around, but there should be enough sun to at least lift highs to the mid-60s. If we can break out into an extended period of afternoon sun then near 70 is within reach.

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Pollen update: Trees are HIGH at 350.48 grains/cubic meter. But that’s down from yesterday’s VERY HIGH reading of 1200+.

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