That's right, sunshine. It's been a while since we've seen it— in case you forgot, it's the big shiny thing in the sky that gives us light and heat each day. 

Friday doesn't start out sunny. Clouds will welcome the daybreak along with a little road spray from Thursday's showers. That helped keep things mild to start the day, above freezing across much of town. 

By the afternoon, clouds will start to break across Southcentral then back out of the region from northeast to southwest. Warm and sunny this afternoon. Mid-40s might not sound warm, but temperatures 15 degrees above normal count as warm in my book. 

Clear skies will last through the night. The lack of clouds and light wind means we will see one of the coldest starts to the day in recent memory. We will likely fall back down near freezing as the sun comes up Saturday morning. 

Sunshine starts the weekend. Saturday will start with clear skies, but clouds will slowly build throughout the day. By the evening, clouds will take over once again. That won't stop temperatures from soaring. We will once again see temperatures about ten degrees above normal— topping out near 40 once again. 

That looks to be the trend through the weekend and into the first part of next week. A mix of clouds and sun, daytime highs near 40 degrees, overnight lows down near 30 each night. 

We will slowly start to cool down, but it does look like temperatures remain above normal in the extended forecast. You can read more about it in this article from meteorologist Aaron Morrison. He details warmer temperatures and what it means for our snow this winter. 

Enjoy the weekend!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo