EVENING: Mostly cloudy and mild. Temps near 60.

TONIGHT: Clearing skies, mild and breezy. Low 50. Winds northwest 5-10mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. Northwest winds 5-15mph. High 63.

If you were out Wednesday evening you may have witnessed some streaks of blue among the cloud cover. Skies are slowly clearing and will continue overnight. By Thursday morning, much of the area will see sunshine! Great news after 3 straight days of gloomy conditions. It’s also good news for those who want to enjoy the peak fall colors that are happening across our region at this time.

Thursday night into Friday will be cooler, but closer to our seasonal high and low. We start near 40 degrees with an afternoon temperature near 60 degrees.

The weekend starts off seasonable and dry with increasing clouds by Sunday. Saturday should be sunny and pleasant for outdoor plans and the weekend should remain dry. Overall, a fairly quiet weekend for Halloween activities. A look ahead to next week shows a continuing warm-up with highs in the lower to mid-60s and some showers appear likely for Halloween and Halloween night. We will continue to watch this trend for the all-important Trick-Or-Treat forecast. Stay tuned!

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder