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Cloud over DUMBO by Tien Mao on Fllckr

The cause of yesterday's storm, a stacked low pressure system over Quebec, will continue to bring breezy conditions to the city today. Winds around 20 mph and temperatures in the mid 40s means wind chills in the 20s and 30s. A line of showers may drop a bit of rain across the city this afternoon. The breeze will begin to calm down tomorrow as a high pressure system displaces the Canadian storm. Expect a sunny, slightly less windy high around 50 degrees on Thursday. Great weather for parading and trick-or-treating is in store for Halloween. Clear skies and a high around 60 are likely, and Friday evening won't be nearly as cold as earlier in the week.

Mostly sunny skies should be the rule for the rest of the weekend as well. For you marathoners and marathon watchers, temperatures should be in the low 40s at the beginning of the race and it is expected to warm to the mid 50s by Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday and today are gentle reminders that winter will soon descend upon the city. Good timing too as the National Weather Service has proclaimed this to be Winter Weather Awareness Week. If you're in the mood to get prepared today's topic is ice storms.