Clouds that persisted through last night, and into this morning, caused at least some minor forecast headaches resulting in temperatures a little higher than initially expected today. Still, we ended up a touch cooler than yesterday with highs mainly in the mid-and-upper 40s. More in the way of milder air is ahead tomorrow, and that’s the general story to come.

Through Tonight: Skies that cleared earlier *should* (I’m nervous after this morning!) stay that way through the night. Light winds switch around to the south late, which helps keep lows up a bit above normal -- in the mid-20s to low-or-mid 30s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies continue, and with that south wind going to work we crank temps up another notch. Expect most spots to range from near 50 to the low 50s.

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AMS conference: The American Meteorological Society’s annual conference is underway in Austin, Texas and it runs through this Thursday. Our fearless leader, Jason Samenow, will present on social media and Superstorm Sandy tonight at 7:30 p.m. CST. You can follow along with live tweets from the event!