A intensifying coastal storm is passing to our south and east, bringing a few flurries to the area this morning. We will see partly cloudy skies tonight with temperatures in the upper teens to 20. While we start Saturday with a lot of sun, clouds will build into the afternoon in advance of our next close call. Temperatures on Saturday will top out in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
A clipper system drops through the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic on Saturday. Overnight into Sunday morning, there is a chance a few of us could see some flurries by the time you wake up on Sunday. We don't expect any accumulation with the Sunday flurries, but it could cause some slick conditions on the roadways.
We will start with clouds on Sunday, but the afternoon looks to be mostly sunny. Temperatures will rise to the low 40s on Sunday.
High pressure builds in the Atlantic Ocean, surging warm air up the East Coast through most of next week.
We expect lots of sun on Monday and Tuesday, temperatures topping off in the low 50s and low 60s, respectively. By the time we get to Wednesday, we'll see potentially record-breaking warmth. We are forecasting a high of 68°, which would tie the current daily high record for Springfield, set back in 2002.
We are 16 days away from the start of Spring, but next week will give us an early look!
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