Sub-freezing temps to start the day make the sun work hard but look for a decent recovery by day’s end. That is nothing compared to the highs in the 70s likely for Saturday, making it safe again for the blooming trees and bulbs that have survived our late winter. Sunday could struggle a bit as clouds increase and cooler air tries to sneak in from the northeast, but at least rains are likely to hold off until late day.
Today (Thursday): Sunny skies and calm winds make the early-morning chill bearable. Thanks to our ever-improving sun angle, highs manage to make the upper 40s to lower 50s. Confidence: High
Tonight: The evening is calm and clear, but as a warm front approaches, clouds do increase overnight. Lows drop to the upper 20s to lower 30s in suburbs and bottom out in the mid-30s downtown. Confidence: High
Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly cloudy skies are likely to start the day, and even a passing shower is possible, especially north of town. Clouds should break up by midday. Winds pick up from the south with a few gusts up to 25 mph. Most of the area should at least reach the upper 50s, and the hunch is that there will be enough afternoon sun for many areas to break into the lower 60s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: Southwest breezes taper off in the evening, and, with the later setting sun, readings hang in the 50s. Clouds are still numerous and help to keep overnight lows from falling lower than the upper 40s to lower 50s. Confidence: Medium-High
Saturday skies are a mix of sun and clouds but not enough clouds to thwart an impressive warm-up. Highs are likely to reach the lower 70s in nearly all areas. South winds are moderate in the morning but calm by evening. Clouds gradually increase overnight, with lows falling to the upper 40s to lower 50s; mid-50s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The outlook for Sunday is still a challenging one. Skies are likely to be overcast through the day, but the big question is whether colder air slips in from the northeast. That would lead to notably cooler conditions and downright damp conditions and highs only in the upper 50s to lower 60s. However, if the front stays just to our north (hopefully), temps could still warm to the lower 70s. Showers are likely to arrive late in the day and linger through the night. Temperatures barely fall with lows mainly in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Monday should see showers linger into the morning and then taper off. If it clears quickly enough, lower 70s would be possible, but most likely they crest in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium