Today's Weather: Conditions Are Improving — Slowly

Let's start the morning with an interesting statistic: When do you think was the last time we had a completely dry weekend, from the start of Saturday until the end of Sunday?

You know, two days where you got up and it didn't rain on the weekend. Certainly not this month and not last.

In fact, you'd have to go all the way back to St. Patrick's Day weekend to find such a period. That is pretty amazing.

We may — if we're lucky — see that again this weekend. Of course, today is only Wednesday and we've got to get through three days with some clouds and the risk of a shower. This is especially true tonight, and again late Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures will still be cool over the northeast today, but not as cold as Tuesday. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures will still be cool over the northeast today, but not as cold as Tuesday. (Courtesy NOAA)

The amount of rain that will fall over the next three days is quite small, and some areas may make it by with virtually nothing. At most, anyone in the state should only see a quarter of an inch of rain.

Temperatures will not be as cold as they were yesterday, and will actually get toward 60 this afternoon. They will continue to warm into the lower to mid-60s on Thursday and Friday. With enough sunshine, the weekend will feature temperatures between 65 to 70, so let's hope the forecast holds.

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Wednesday: Clouds dominate, some sunny breaks. Rain shower. Highs 56-63.

Wednesday Night: Clouds, some breaks, may shower.  Lows 42-49.

Thursday: Lots of clouds, some sun. A few showers late. Highs in the low to mid-60s.

Friday: Partly sunny. Small shower risk. Highs in the mid-60s.

Saturday: Partial sunshine, seasonable. Highs in the mid-60s.

Sunday:  Sunshine and some clouds, highs in the mid- to upper 60s.

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