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Ample sunshine for Friday and the weekend, just grab a sweater

/ March 4, 2021 at 8:47 PM

After a very turbulent stretch lasting over a month, it looks like we finally will be getting an extended period of mostly quiet weather. That began with today’s Severely Nice Weather Alert Day, which featured cobalt blue skies and highs topping out around 70-71° across the area.

Overnight, a cold front will backdoor in from the north, switching winds northeasterly and keeping temperatures cooler for Friday. Expect mostly sunny skies throughout the day with clouds increasing late as some upper-level energy ripples through the area. A shower or two can’t be totally ruled out overnight Friday into Saturday, but the chances are super-low right now.

We’ll start Saturday with a fair bit of cloud cover, but do expect the sun to be peeking through with increasing frequency as the day goes on. Temperatures will remain rather chilly by early March standards, only topping out in the upper 50s.

Cloud cover will dissipate for Sunday as high pressure continues its reign over our weather. Despite full sunshine, temperatures will once again only rise to the upper 50s, well below normal (68°).

As we get into next week, there will be some frost and freeze potential, so be aware if you’ve started planting. Otherwise, though, it looks like an extended period of mostly quiet weather is in the offing — good news for this rain-weary populace.