TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy, Showers Mainly After 9p. Lo 41. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

TUESDAY: Few Pop-Up Showers, Windy! Hi 57. Winds: SW 15-25 mph. Gusts to 45 mph.

WEDNESDAY: PM Rain, Sleet May Mix In. Hi 41. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

What a day! Temperatures overachieved with highs breaking into the low 60s everywhere. A southwest wind will keep us mild tonight with overnight lows around 40. A front is draped across the area this evening, and will become a focal point for showers after 9p. Most of the rain will exit overnight, with just leftover clouds for the morning.

Another front will swing through tomorrow, bringing a few more pop-up afternoon showers but more noticeably, fierce wind gusts that could exceed 40 mph at times. With plenty of cold air aloft, a rumble of thunder or small hail is possible with any taller showers that pop up. We’ll dry out Tuesday evening as we await the next round of steady rain Wednesday.

Things have trended cooler for Wednesday as east flow and clouds keep temperatures on the chilly side. As moisture streams in Wednesday afternoon, it could begin as a mix of sleet and rain although above-freezing temperatures means travel won’t be impacted. Rain will taper to just a few showers Wednesday night and then the warm front lifts through Thursday morning. Behind that front…we expect the warmest air of the year so far Thursday afternoon with highs soaring into the low 70s! We’ll likely fall short of the record but only a few degrees. Still, it will feel like early May out there!

A strong cold front crosses Thursday night, dropping highs into the 40s Friday and eventually overnight lows into the 20s by Saturday morning. Thanks to this strong front, it will turn windy on Thursday and blustery conditions will last through the weekend. As usual this year, any cold air doesn’t hang around. As soon as it chills down Friday and Saturday, milder air returns for next Sunday. There are still no notable winter storms coming anytime soon.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo