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It’s a sunny Super Tuesday, setting stage for arrival of warming trend that could raise temperatures into 60s by Thursday

When the polls opened today at 7 a.m., the wind chill was in the single digits in Boston.

But Super Tuesday will heat up as the day goes on making way for much warmer temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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With mostly sunny skies, highs will be in the upper 30s today, peaking at about 3 p.m. when the winds finally die down.

If voting after dark, a hat and gloves may be wise since temperatures will be chilly again tonight with lows around freezing, said meteorologist Charlie Foley.

A warm front is forecasted to move into the area late tonight and bring temperatures well above normal Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday highs will be in the mid-50s in Massachusetts and on Thursday the mercury will reach to the low 60s. Both days will be mostly sunny but clouds will move in overnight Thursday with a chance of rain, said Foley.

Though meteorologists are skeptical, Foley said, there is a chance Thursday will break the record for the warmest March 8 since 1872, which was set in 1995 at 67 degrees.

Normal temperatures for this week is about 42 degrees.

Friday will cool off a bit and temperatures are expected to hit the upper 40s. There is also a slight chance of some brief rain showers to end the week. Highs will drop to about normal temperatures Saturday to the low to mid-40s.

On Sunday and Monday, though, temperatures will increase again to the mid-50s with mostly sunny skies.

Alli Knothe can be reached at aknothe@globe.com.
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