SPRINGLIKE WARMTH CONTINUES TODAY

A runner enjoyed a trot on River Road in Fair Haven as temperatures rose to the mid-60s Tuesday. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Tuesday brought an early taste of spring to the Green, with tons of sun and temperatures peaking around 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, February debuts, nearly as warm if not so sunny, still a far cry from the winter norm.

Here’s the NWS extended forecast for the region:

Today: A chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 61. West wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind between 7 and 9 mph.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. North wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 29. North wind around 9 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 46. North wind between 8 and 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.