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A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

7/10: Winter remains in hibernation; winds offer some irritation.


Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. Highs: 63-68.
Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy evening. Lows: 38-48.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: 59-63.


Last night’s cold front has brought temperatures down from “late spring” to “early spring” levels as we manage only the mid-60s today. Stronger winds offer some wind chill that will make it feel cooler at times. Conditions then settle for a really nice day tomorrow before rains arrive Thursday, and then finally — finally! — a bit of winter for Friday and the weekend as we get closer to normal-for-December temperatures.

Today (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies with just a few intervals of clouds at times, and the sunshine helps temperatures to rise into the mid-6os by afternoon. While not as warm as last weekend, they’re still around 15-20 degrees warmer than normal! A stronger flow of air from the west and northwest kicks up winds to the 10-15 mph range with gusts up to 30 mph possible. The stiff wind triggers wind chills to make the 60s feel like 50s once in a while. Confidence: High

Tonight: Just a few clouds and still breezy, especially in the evening, as temperatures dip to lows that range from the upper 30s in the outer suburbs to the upper 40s right in the city. Winds are from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph with some occasional evening gusts. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): This is perhaps the best day of the week as temperatures get up to around 60 degrees in the afternoon (still way warmer than normal) under mostly sunny skies and very light breezes. Humidity is a bit drier. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: The clouds return ahead of the next cold front along with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows only dip into the middle to upper 40s thanks to incoming warmth again. Confidence: Medium-High


Thursday is a cloudy, rainy day as a cold front approaches. Temperatures only push up into the middle to upper 50s by afternoon, Showers are likely along with some heavier downpours, especially toward the afternoon. While Monday’s rain was less than expected, we have a chance to see more rain with this cold front — as much as a half inch of rain is possible along with locally heavier amounts south of the city.  Thursday night could see a few more showers, especially in the evening before temperatures reach their lows from the upper 30s to the middle 40s along with mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium

Friday turns a bit breezier with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine. Highs are quite a bit cooler in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Friday night aims for mostly clear skies with many areas seeing their first freezing temperatures in about a week. Lows dip to the middle 20s to low 30s. Confidence: Medium

The weekend finally(!) feels a little more like December with mostly sunny skies and “normal” highs in the 40s. Lows Saturday night should be in the 20s to around 30 as skies stay mostly clear. Another warming trend kicks in again next week, so our wintry temperatures don’t last that long.  Confidence: Medium