It’s been a long time but temperatures are finally emerging from the deep freeze and creeping up now but there are still a few spots right around the freezing mark so icy spots remain an issue for the first half of the night. After midnight, southerly winds will begin to stir and temps will creep above 32. Winter will become a temporary memory tomorrow as southerly winds continue to strengthen out a head of a coldfront temps will continue to climb. With limited, if any, sunshine temps will shoot up into the 50s just shy of record levels. The front will continue to close in on us tomorrow night squeezing wind into New England…a high wind watch is in place for gusts higher than 50 mph. This would lead to scattered tree damage and power outages. The front itself will be very active with soaking downpours and maybe rumbles of thunder late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Rain amounts will approach and in some places exceed one inch in just a few short hours and street and parking lot flooding may be an issue too. The front will clear the coast by morning and temps will fall all day long into the 30s by sunset. Mid-Winter cold will return and stick around for the upcoming weekend with highs close to 30 degrees and a solid chance for a couple of inches of snow on Sunday.