Thursday forecast: sunny, high into mid 60's

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Mild with highest temperatures of 12°C to 14°C. A moisture-starved but dynamic cold front could spark a shower or gusty storm Wednesday; this front will also bring some much cooler air for Thursday. We see snow coming in from the Northern Rockies to the Midwest which is then headed to the Northeast.

Morning sunshine Thursday will give way to a few afternoon clouds, but things stay dry, with highs back in the low & mid 60's. Any snow that falls in the afternoon will most likely melt as it falls, and just make for a lot of slush. Unlike last night, storms will be even weaker as they arrive, so a strong storm is possible but widespread severe weather is unlikely. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 70s.

Expect clear skies to continue through the morning. Most of Puget Sound will experience winds between 20-30 miles per hour with isolated spots seeing gusts above the 35mph threshold.

According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), following slight drizzles from the daytime, cold and rainy weather can be expected tonight in the country.

Today: We will reach a high of 46 degrees with clouds building in throughout the afternoon. During the day Saturday, the rain will favor the east coast of Florida as the sea breeze sets up in the afternoon due to a southwest flow ahead of the front. The mix transitions to all snow for much of Saturday.

Between 3-6am as rain showers. An unsettled pattern lingers into early next week but temperatures should begin to warm into the 60s and 70s.

Saturday, the high will be near 46 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said. This evenings cold front will drop temperatures to at or near freezing for portions of the region, so take those cold weather precautions! Tuesday's highs will be in the upper 40s to the lower 50s.

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