TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy. Lo 45. Winds: SW 10-15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.

THURSDAY: Rainy & Breezy. Hi 61. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: Morning Showers/Rumble of Thunder. Becoming Windy. Hi 57. Winds: NW 10-20 mph. Gusting to 40 mph.

The huge surge of warmth has reached its peak today with a toasty high of 70°! This is not a record, but it is a huge departure from the average high of 42°. Simply a remarkable weather pattern for this time of year! Skies remain clear this evening and early tonight. Eventually, more clouds roll in by daybreak tomorrow but peeks of sun are still possible early.

A warm front will cross tomorrow bringing the best chance for rain this week. One round of showers is expected Thursday afternoon with another band of showers expected Friday morning as the cold front slices through next. Around 0.25″ of rain is expected from this system. Friday’s high will likely be reached early in the day before temperatures tumble during the afternoon and evening as gusty winds pick up behind the cold front. Temperatures will start in the 50s on Friday with lows by Saturday morning in the 20s. A huge drop, but like the rest of this winter, the cold air won’t last.

We bounce right back into the 50s on Sunday and Monday and we stay dry too. All in all it looks like a pleasant long weekend, especially considering the time of year!

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso