TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
6/10: Breezes are a little strong at times, but it’s a typical winter day for the most part.
Today: Increasing clouds, breezy. Highs: 46-51.
Tonight: Mostly to partly cloudy. Lows: 30-39.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs: Near 50.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
We say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 this weekend. If you’re headed out to celebrate the New Year, weather worries are minimal. Other than some wind today, and clouds into tonight, it’s about as nice as you might expect it to be heading into January around here.
Today (Saturday): Other than a gusty breeze, this is a passable end to the year. We should see a fair amount of sun early, but clouds increase with time. It should trend mostly cloudy before the day ends. Temperatures are still cool, but we are also nearing the coldest time of the year, so mid-40s to near 50 is actually a bit warmer than normal. Winds are from the north and northwest around 10 to 15 mph, with higher gusts. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: If not prior, clouds really increase by evening. There could be a sprinkle or two falling from them, mainly early. I wouldn’t anticipate that at any one location, but don’t be shocked if you see it. With the clouds overhead, we’re capped from temperatures falling too low. They’ll range across the 30s, mostly falling to a 32 to 40 range, coolest suburbs to the city center. Confidence: Medium-High
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New Year’s Day (Sunday): 2017 comes in on a fairly nice note. Skies may be cloudier early and late, but we should see a good deal of sunshine during the day. With that sun comes mild temperatures near and above 50. Winds are light. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Clouds roll back into the area, and some showers are possible by the overnight. Nothing terribly heavy, but we’ll take what we can get given that it’s been dry in recent months. Lows are mainly in the mid-30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium
A LOOK AHEAD
At least occasional showers continue on Monday. It’s another day that may bring rain off and on much of the time, but none of it should be particularly heavy. Highs are mainly in the upper 40s to around 50. Confidence: Medium
Unsettled conditions persist on Tuesday. It seems a storm system will be rolling through the Great Lakes. If so, that means we’re in the warm air of this storm. And warm might mean near 60! Showers are possible at times, but the day should end up drier than not. Confidence: Medium
SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX
A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.
1/10 (↑): Cold air returns by Thursday or so. Storminess could be around shortly after that.