Though cloudy skies are hanging over Polk County this morning, some sunshine will peek through and help make this first day of Spring feel like the season, with temperatures expected to get into the low 70s to start the week, and continue to climb on Tuesday before the return of chances of rain for midweek, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

This afternoon's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.