A brand new, spring air has moved into New England for midweek. The showers preceding this new air along a cold front Tuesday evening were limited and the breeze that followed them already was quieting Tuesday morning, completing its job of transitioning New England from much warmer than normal air to less unusual, but still mild air with Wednesday high temperatures in the 50s. The dry nature of the new air ensures plenty of sunshine for awhile, though clouds associated with a weakening disturbance moving east after producing snow in the Great Lakes will fill the sky later Wednesday into Wednesday evening, moving along and clearing the sky Wednesday night. With a quieting wind, conditions will be ripe for quick cooling overnight Wednesday night with low temperatures forecast to hit the 20s in Central and Northern New England, and around 30 in much of Southern New England. Nonetheless, with most of our upcoming days dry except for showers Friday that may mix with snow in the far North Country, we’re entering a pattern perfect for yardwork. Poison Ivy has yet to leaf out, thorn bushes are only just starting to green up in spots and the ground is still soft, but not saturated for most – all great conditions for making progress in the yard and taking out the driveway snow stakes from the winter. With Friday’s rain showers remaining transient, the weekend will be bright and dry for most of us, save for some Saturday mountain flurries, and temperatures will dip from highs in the 50s Saturday to 40s Sunday, making vests and spring jackets a commonplace accessory. Though early next week starts cool and dry, the chance of showers increases around Saint Patrick’s Day as milder air makes inroads toward New England, eventually bumping temperatures back around 60 degrees by week’s end for the start of astronomical spring toward the end of our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.