Wednesday is a day of transition from the final hours of winter to the vernal (spring) equinox! 

At 4:58 PM our time, the sun's strongest (most direct) rays cross the equator and stay in the northern hemisphere until the autumnal equinox in late September.

Today will be much like the last couple days, but with a few more clouds. Look for highs back in the mid 40s today with a bit of a northwest breeze at 8 to 15 mph. Expect a mix of clouds and sun with perhaps an evening sprinkle (especially southeast MN).

The next few days will be brighter with more sun and warmer. Highs Thursday will be close to 50, as well as Friday - for the first time since November 1st. Mild temps will persist into the weekend with still a chance of 60 degrees on Saturday if we can keep clouds at bay.

Sunday may yield a few showers, but it looks like the bulk of the moisture may stay south. Early next week starts back in the 40s, but warmer temps build back in midweek.

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