From the ABC 7 Weather team

A cool start, but a warm finish to a short weekend

March 10, 2012 - 11:30 AM
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We'll have sunny skies, but brisk winds and  temperatures only in the upper 40s today.  Sunday will be calmer and far more pleasant with highs in the 60s.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Breezy, Cool

Highs: 47-53 | Wind: NW 10-15

Tonight: Clear & Chilly

Lows: 31-36 | Wind: Light S

Sunday: Sunny & Warmer

Highs: 62-66 | Wind: SW 5-10

We're getting mixed seasonal signals this weekend.  Today is quite chilly and windy with temperatures earlier only in the low 30s. And although there is abundant sunshine and the winds will gradually subside this afternoon, highs will struggle to reach the upper 40s and thus it will feel quite wintry. 

But after the winds shift to the south in the overnight hours, Sunday will tip the scales in Spring's favor with highs soaring to the lower 60s.  A high pressure system expected to linger in the western Atlantic will set up a southerly flow that will kick the season up yet another notch as summer-like days will arrive by midweek: highs on Thursday could reach 80.  Showers are possible late Monday and again on Friday, but this coming week - while still officially "winter"  - will be largely warm and dry.

NOTE: Remember to Spring Forward tonight before going to bed.  Turn your clocks ahead one hour as we start Daylight Saving Time.  The sun will then rise tomorrow at 7:25 AM and set tomorrow night at 7:12 PM.  Enjoy what promises to be a mostly pleasant, if somewhat shorter than normal, weekend! 

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