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Forecast: Another run at 70 today, then a couple of average April days


Today: Partly sunny. Chance of a few p.m. showers, t’storm. Near 70 to mid-70s. | Tonight: Chance of an evening shower/t’storm. 40s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & cooler. Upper 50s to low 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Today (Wednesday): Not as picture-perfect as yesterday, but fairly nice nonetheless. In fact, we start the day quite a bit warmer, with morning lows in the upper 40s to mid-50s compared to the frosty 30s many saw yesterday morning. Partly sunny skies then push afternoon highs to near 70 to the mid-70s. And with a cold front in the area we do have a 30% chance of a few afternoon/evening showers and maybe a thunderstorm, especially south of town. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: For now we’ll keep a 30% chance of a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm in the forecast through mid-evening, after which skies turn partly to mostly clear and lows drop into the 40s in most spots . Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Plenty of sun is on tap for tomorrow. But with a colder air mass in place and a light breeze from the north, highs can probably only mange the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: We’ll have to watch a system tracking to our south in case it tries to throw a late-night shower or two our way. Otherwise we’re looking at partly cloudy skies and lows in the mid-30s to low 40s. Funny how lows right around average feel cold after the amazing early-spring warmth, right? Confidence: High


Can’t completely rule out a shower Friday morning as low pressure to our south tracks out to sea. The balance of the day looks pretty nice, though, with mostly sunny skies, a light north breeze and highs from near 60 to the mid-60s. Friday night continues mostly clear as lows dip to the mid-30s to mid-40s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium-High

Easter weekend aims to please with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s to near 70. Just a small chance of a shower late Sunday means our rain deficit is likely to grow. Saturday night lows range from the mid-30s in the coldest suburbs to as high as the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: 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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