Despite more clouds than sun, the unusually warm air mass over the eastern U.S. propelled temperatures into the low 70s for a second straight day. A cold front tonight brings an end to the unseasonably mild conditions, but verifiably chilly air holds off until Wednesday night.
Through Tonight: Cloudy and mild this evening with temperatures slowly falling back from the 60s into the 50s. A narrow line of showers may move through between about 1 and 4 a.m as a cold front passes (40-50 percent chance of your location picking up measurable rain). Lows don’t fall too much, only into the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds from the south at 5-10 mph eventually become out of the northwest.
Wednesday: Cloudy skies early in the morning gradually become mostly sunny as the cold front moves away from the region. The sunshine and downslope effect of winds from the northwest (which compresses the air and warms it) will still allow for fairly mild temperatures, despite the cold front’s passage. Highs reach the upper 50s to low 60s. Winds are from the northwest at 10-15 mph with some higher gusts.