EVENING: Increasing clouds and mild. Temps in the 40s.

TONIGHT: Light showers develop near daybreak. Low 35.

THURSDAY: Few showers near daybreak, a passing afternoon shower and warm. Highs nearing 60.

Wednesday’s high of 55 degrees was the highest temperature so far this month, although it won’t hold that position for long. Our forecast high for Thursday is 59 degrees, and we also expect Friday to warm into the mid-50s!

There will be some rain showers on Thursday, but not much. A few near daybreak and a passing shower in the afternoon will total less than a tenth of an inch of rain.

Behind this system, we’ll cool down a bit for the weekend, but highs will still be in the 40s. A weak coastal low will stay offshore for Saturday, but a secondary low will develop and could hug the Mid-Atlantic by Sunday. Some showers could swipe our southeastern counties (south of Rt. 30) by Sunday evening as we settle in for game time. This is still uncertain, however, and if it happens, it won’t be much rain. Next week will continue to be quite warm with highs again approaching 60° by Valentine’s Day.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder