If the sun made an appearance today, it was generally a short one, though we’ve finally seen some increased rays late this afternoon. Most of us have been socked in with clouds throughout the day, and that’s kept temperatures down a bit, yet they’re still quite mild for this time of year. Those highs in the mid-60s to near 70 should be about as cool as we see for the next few days.

Through Tonight: After some evening breaks, clouds rule once again, and some late night into early morning fog is possible as well. We should see overnight lows dip to near 50 in the cooler spots north and west to the mid-or-upper 50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Thursday): The gray morning routine is well known at this point, and we likely start off that way on Thursday. We should end up with more sun in the afternoon this go around though, and that helps temperatures rise into the mid-and-upper 70s.

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Not warm everywhere: While much of the nation bakes, parts of the West Coast, particularly the Pacific Northwest, have been seeing quite wintry conditions thanks to an upper-level trough of low pressure over the region. As examples, Mt Hood in Oregon saw more than 2 feet of snow in 24 hours ending this morning, and even low elevations south of Portland (like Eugene) are expecting 7-10” before all is said and done.

Pollen update: Today’s pollen count was washed out due to showers in the area.