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Weather - Spring unsprung


Spring unsprung

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Although Wednesday technically marks the official beginning of spring, it is not going to be a particularly auspicious start. The next few days will bring clouds, rain, and potentially colder air later in the week.

A large late-winter storm, brewing over Arkansas, will push northeast today. Clear skies in the morning will give way to high over-running clouds heralding the surface warm front. An east wind blowing off the ocean will keep temperatures down but it will become gusty during the afternoon as the isobars tighten. There is a fair chance of rain commencing during the evening, turning to steady rain over night. This powerful cyclone is not going anywhere in a hurry, with Wednesday looking set for drizzle too. Depending on the exact track, northwestern parts may see a change to snow.

Today: Clear in the morning, high clouds developing. Winds from the southeast, becoming strong, around 25 mph (40 kph). Rain possible by evening. High 44F (7C).

Tonight: Cloudy with rain totalling around an inch. Warm front passage during the night. Low 40F (4C).

Wednesday: Cloudy with maybe some breaks later. Rain and drizzle tapering off during the day. Moderate to strong west wind. High 46F (8C). Low 36F (2C).

Thursday: Some wrap-around cloudiness expected. High mid-40s (6 to 7C). Low 30s (1 to 2C).