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Even though the calendar flipped to March 20th, spring has been tardy to the party.  I think Homer Simpson said it best..

Temperatures have been stuck in the 40s and 50s for the past several days, BUT we finally have some 60s and 70s on the horizon….we just have to get through Monday and Tuesday first.

Today was rather cool due to a northeast breeze.

With that onshore breeze gusting to 25-30 MPH, temperatures only topped out near 50°.  Now, for some of you, 50° may not seem “cool”, but keep in mind our average high for this time of year is 61°.

We will be tracking a mix of sun and clouds as we head into your Monday.  Monday will pretty much be a rinse and repeat forecast of today, so that cool breeze will keep highs in the upper-40s to near 50°.  We’ll be back in the low-50s on Tuesday, but by then, a deck of high, cirrus clouds will skirt into the region.  Expect a more filtered sunshine look that day – almost as though someone pulled a thin sheet of clouds over the sun, but still appears bright outside.

Finally by Wednesday, the mercury returns to the mid to upper-60s!

It gets even better on Thursday when we top out in the low-70s!  But, as always, those warmer temperatures come with a trade-off.  We will be tracking more clouds for the second half of the week.  There will be a chance of a few spotty showers on Thursday, but expect more widespread rain on Friday as a cold front crosses the region.  Luckily, things won’t cool down too much in the wake of that frontal boundary – so far, it looks like we’ll be in the 60s for next weekend!  Lets hope nothing changes and Easter stays dry and mild.

Stay excellent,
Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

By the way – I want to thank all of you who sent well wishes to me and my family while I was out on maternity leave!  All of your posts, tweets, emails, and messages were very sweet, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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