Today’s highs mainly in the near 50 to low 50 range are running about 10 degrees warmer than normal this time of year. And, there’s more warmth where that came from. A south and southwest breeze along with a few passing clouds are really all we’ve got to pay attention to over the next day. So, if you haven’t already, check out the long range!

Through Tonight: Skies range from mostly clear to partly cloudy. You’ll still feel that winter chill, but just barely. Lows are spread from near 30 in the cold spots to about the upper 30s downtown. Winds are light from the south.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Partly to mostly sunny skies again visit the area. A mild southwest wind around 5-10 mph will help pump temperatures up another notch, and highs should mostly reach the mid-50s to near 60.

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Tornadoes: 2012 was a very quiet year, with about 80% of normal tornadoes across the United States. One of the most remarkable stats of the stretch may be that we’re now about to have the longest period on record without a tornado death. Today is day 197, tying the previous long streak set in 1986-87.