Weather: Leaping into SpringBy Peter Huybers
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Clouds early today will give way to sunny conditions this afternoon and highs will reach the mid 40s. Winds of 15 to 25 mph will come from the Northwest with gusts reaching 40 mph. Expect a clear night tonight with lows between 30°F (-1°C) and 35°F (2°C).
Wednesday will dawn with clear skies, but become increasingly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evenings. Highs will reach into the 50s and lows will be between 35°F (2°C) and 40°F (4°C). Thursday should be breezy with highs between 45°F (7°C) to 50°F (10°C).
Record high temperatures over the last week have melted most of the snow cover across the nation. This subsequently has fostered even warmer surface temperatures due to increased solar absorption. At present upper Michigan and Northern Maine are the only few places with any significant snow cover remaining.
Today: Windy and partly sunny. High 45°F (7°C). Low 30°F (-1°C).
Wednesday: Sunny; chance of rain. High 55°F (13°C). Low 35°F (2°C).
Thursday: Variable clouds. High 45°F (7°C).