TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
4/10: Gone is yesterday’s dreary. Plenty of sun is cheery, but more Arctic cold makes me weary.
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy. Highs: 35-39
Tonight: Clouds return late, calm winds. Lows: 20-26
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy but dry. Highs: 44-48
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
Beware of icy patches this morning, especially north and west of the city. Sunshine is back but has little effect as temperatures remain stuck in the 30s. The weekend warms up nicely but at a price. Clouds are nonstop and rain is frequent both Saturday and Sunday, with much of the area in the running for an inch or better. If only it would come during the week and not the weekend!
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Today (Thursday): Freezing temperatures to start the day mean any wet spots from Wednesday will be icy, so be careful on that morning journey. Arctic air overwhelms the full day of sun, with highs only in the mid- to upper 30s. Breezes are out of the northwest with an occasional gust over 20 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear skies through the evening and calming winds allow temperatures to drop back below freezing quickly. Clouds come in late, helping to hold most lows in the low to mid-20s. Confidence: High
Tomorrow (Friday): Clouds are unlikely to offer many breaks but are even more unlikely to produce any showers. The gray day is at least warmer, with highs mainly in the low to mid-40s. Breezes are very light from the south. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: The crescent moon will not be seen as the clouds blanket the area, but any showers should hold off until nearly day break. Lows ease back to the mid- to upper 30s. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
Showers may be few Saturday morning, perhaps offering a brief window to be outside. Showers should increase in frequency and intensity during the afternoon and remain quite active through the night. Highs still manage to climb to at least the low 50s, and lows overnight remain in the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Showers are still active much of Sunday but should finally taper off by late afternoon or evening. Weekend rain totals should be at least an inch. Highs reach the low to mid-50s despite the wet weather but fall to the mid- to upper 30s as colder air is likely to slide in overnight. Confidence: Medium
Partial clearing is favored for Monday, but we can’t rule out some lingering clouds and showers. Highs should step down into the 40s. Confidence: Low