Today’s daily digit

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

6/10: Nice sunshine tempered by a harsh wind chill.

Express forecast

  • Today: Sunny, windy, colder. Highs: 39-44.
  • Tonight: Few clouds. Lows: 18-28.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs: 42-47.

Forecast in detail

After a mild Monday, temperatures fall back into the colder 40s for highs today and Wednesday, with especially cold conditions tonight. A New Year’s Eve storm, which will continue into New Year’s Day, should bring back highs in the 50s, but it will also introduce showers and periods with heavier rain before ending Saturday. Colder weather returns Sunday.

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Today (Tuesday): Another sunny day, but the main irritant will be windy weather as winds blow from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph with occasional gusts of 20-25 mph. These winds will make the highs in the lower 40s feel like the 30s. The air mass will also be very dry with dew points dropping into the teens. Confidence: High

Tonight: Just a few clouds and lighter winds will be around as temperatures drop to the upper teens in the outer suburbs to the upper 20s in the city. Light winds from the north this evening will go calm overnight. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): A few more clouds will be around for partly sunny skies, with temperatures inching slightly higher, into the mid-40s. Light winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, with higher gusts possible. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: It will become cloudy with a chance of a shower late at night as lows will hold in the mid-30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

A look ahead

New Year’s Eve (Thursday) will feature cloudy skies with scattered showers as temperatures increase into the low to mid-50s. Showers are likely to continue Thursday night and could be moderate to heavy at times as lows range in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Confidence: Medium

New Year’s Day (Friday) will continue to run cloudy with morning showers and afternoon to evening rain expected. Rain could be heavy at times as highs are again in the low to mid-50s. There will be more rain at times Friday night with lows in the 40s to even low 50s in the city. Confidence: Medium

The first weekend of 2021 could see some lingering showers Saturday morning with highs in the upper 50s into the low 60s before a cold front sweeps through by late day into the evening. Skies should turn partly to mostly sunny by afternoon. Saturday night finds a few clouds with lows in the 30s. Sunday should be mostly sunny and colder with highs in the 40s, but there is a slight chance the front comes back north with a storm system for a wetter Sunday instead. Confidence: Low-Medium