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Storm Team Wednesday evening forecast (01/08/2014)

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 14:45:00-05

The Arctic Plunge from the north is on the retreat, now that winds are shifting to a more easterly direction through the next 24 hours and disconnecting from the frigid tap over the Great Lakes.  That means temperatures tonight won’t be as cold, but still below average, with perhaps a brief time of light-freeze conditions in interior sections around sunrise Thursday.  Overall, lows will be in the low 30s north to upper 30s to 40° southeast.  Additional clouds will be present tomorrow, limiting the sunshine, especially in eastern and coastal zones.  A low chance for a sprinkle exists in these areas Thursday afternoon with highs in the 50s to around 60°.  Areas of clouds will linger through the weekend, with higher rain chances Saturday with the next cold front entering the region from the west.