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Tracking a much warmer start to the weekend

TODAY: Many will welcome Friday's change, as we warm to near 50, after a high of 30 on Thursday. Winds will be breezy; sustained around 10-20 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph from the southwest. Additionally, sunshine will break through a partly cloudy sky, especially in the south. There's no real dividing line that separates cloud cover, but generally speaking, clouds will have better coverage the further north you go.

TONIGHT: Winds will briefly turn westerly this evening will an increase in clouds as a weak wave passes by to our north. Nevertheless, they will switch back to the southwest as a bigger system approaches from west.

EXTENDED: This keeps temperatures warm, starting Saturday in the 30s. The wind is enough to boost temps into the low-to-mid 50s by Saturday afternoon. This is the last of the warmth as a cold front passes, bringing light showers, with cold air shortly after. This cold air will attempt to mix in some freezing rain and/or snowflakes. Given the expected very light nature of the precipitation, we don't currently anticipate this causing any travel headaches. Some may get through the front, with little-to-no precipitation at all. One constant for all though, is the cold air. This sets up Sunday for a high of 30, with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens to start next week. Models are hinting at arctic high pressures keeping us cold and dry for next week, but we may have a couple brushes with moisture from the south, meaning snow isn't out of the question.

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