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Today: Partly sunny and windy. Flurry or snow shower? Mid-to-upper 30s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 20s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, still quite breezy. Upper 30s to near 40. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

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Today (Wednesday): If you’re looking for a warm-up then today’s not your day. Partly sunny skies and a persistent wind keep things brisk. Highs likely only manage the mid-to-upper 30s. Meanwhile, winds from the west at 15-20 mph much of the day, with gusts near 30-35 mph, hold wind chills in the 20s. Can’t rule out a few snow flurries or snow showers courtesy some upper-level energy swinging through. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds scale back to 10-15 mph with an occasional higher gust. Lows bottom in the 20s area-wide under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Should see plenty of sun, but it’s cool and quite breezy with winds from the northwest gusting 25-30 mph. So highs in the upper 30s to near 40 still feel rather chilly even with mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Precipitation from our next system should hold off, but clouds likely increase overnight or toward morning as lows settle in the 20s to near 30. Confidence: Medium


Our wimpy winter continues on Friday as a weak weather system threatens a light wintry mix or rain showers. Precipitation probably isn’t heavy enough, and temperatures probably aren’t quite cold enough, to cause too many problems, but the forecast details are still coming into focus with this one. With mostly cloudy skies above, highs stall out in the mid-30s to low 40s. The chance of a light wintry mix or rain showers lingers Friday night with lows in the low-to-mid 30s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Low pressure develops near or off the coast on Saturday. For now models are split as to whether development is close enough to keep us showery, or far enough to keep us mostly dry. Either way we should be mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s, followed by Saturday night lows in the 30s as skies start to clear. Sunday looks fairly sunny and breezy with highs in the mid-40s to low 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Dan Stillman is a meteorologist and editor for the Capital Weather Gang. He earned an M.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.


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