TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
4/10: We know the chill is still in the air today, but will snow thrill or end up nil on Sunday?
Today: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs: 42-46
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, evening flurry possible. Lows: 24-30
Tomorrow: Partly sunny with gusty winds. Highs: 44-48
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
It may be spring by meteorological standards, but conditions through the weekend are more reminiscent of winter. A storm has a good chance to reach the area Sunday, but whether it finally grants the snow lovers their wish for a big one is, well, up in the air. Achieving meaningful snowfall at this time of year is really an art of threading the needle, so best not to get too excited — or upset, as your case may be. In any event, stay tuned for lots of updates.
Today (Thursday): West winds at 10 to 20 mph much of the day add to the already unseasonable cold, with highs only in the low to mid-40s. Clouds are likely to be just scattered but pick up in numbers as the day progresses. Confidence: High
Tonight: A cloudy evening is on tap, and a few snow flurries could put in a brief appearance. Clouds persist overnight, when we still cannot rule out a lingering flurry. Lows fall to the mid-20s to around 30, with light west winds. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow (Friday): Skies partially clear during the morning, but with gusty west winds it is still a heavy coat day. Highs do no better than mid-40s in most areas. Confidence: High
Tomorrow night: Winds calm in the evening, and skies are mainly clear. Lows fall to the mid- to upper 20s with some lower 20s possible in colder suburbs. Confidence: High
A LOOK AHEAD
Saturday benefits from abundant sunshine with just light winds. Although it feels a little better, highs still struggle to do better than upper 40s. Clouds increase overnight but mainly very late, allowing temps to drop to the mid- to upper 20s. Confidence: High
Clouds thicken Sunday morning and wet snow and/or rain are possible from the afternoon through the night. Some accumulation is possible. However, a slight shift in the storm track south would mean little precipitation. Alternatively, a jog to the north might mean more of a rain event. We’ll post an updated analysis of the situation by midday or early afternoon. Highs should be in the low 40s, before precipitation moves in, and lows at night fall to the lower 30s. Confidence: Low
Snow and/or rain may linger Monday morning but should clear out later in the day with gusty winds. Highs are most likely to be in the low to mid-40s. Confidence: Low
SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX
A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.
5/10 (↑): A Sunday storm is a possibility for accumulation, and that is about as much as we can say right now.