This Week's Weather: Crisp, Mostly Dry ({{commentsTotal}})

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Those shocked by the recent onset of bone-chilling, autumn weather will be happy to read that the skies should gradually become clearer - and the air a tiny bit warmer - as the current week progresses.

Monday's mixed rain and showers should taper off on Tuesday, but a high-pressure system in Sweden will continue to send moist air our way, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Institute. That should translate into isolated showers and breezes of 10 to 30 kilometers per hour.

We can expect the daytime temperatures to languish around the 6 to 9 C zone on Tuesday before returning to the same -2 to +3 C range they were the previous night.

Persistent high-pressure conditions on Wednesday should keep things precipitation-free, with only a weak wind to worry about. The mercury is expected to climb to a similar 7 to 9 C during the day, then dip to -2 to +3 in most areas, +5 on the coasts.

There may be a few hours of sunshine on Thursday as a slight increase in winds from the south and southwest causes clouds to dissipate. No rain is expected and temperatures should climb to a relatively balmy 9 to 12 C. The night should also be milder, staying in the +2 to +3 range, and even registering 7 C on the coasts.

The trend is slated to continue on Friday, with the mercury rising to 9 to 13 during the day. The weather should remain dry, but there's a chance that the inland winds will pick up. Air temperatures should once again stay above freezing on Friday night, hovering between 2 and 7 C.