Clouds follow a.m. sun;
chance of showers

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. South winds around 5 mph.

Friday — Partly sunny in the morning — Then becoming cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the lower 40s. Temperature falling into the mid 30s in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph — Becoming west. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Friday night — Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds around 5 mph.

Saturday — Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Saturday night — Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Sunday — Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Sunday night — Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Monday — Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Monday night — Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Tuesday — Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the lower 40s.

NATION: A pair of cold fronts merging over the West and an associated trough of low pressure will provide more blustery weather conditions in the western half of the nation on Wednesday.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from of 6 degrees at Land O’ Lakes, Wis. to 78 degrees at Daggett-Barstow, Calif.