A warm air mass will push afternoon temperatures to 10 and 15 degrees above normal today and tomorrow.  Expect highs to rise into the 40's and 50's, allowing for very pleasant conditions.  Periods of sunshine are expected, and winds will increase statewide.  Breezy and gusty winds, especially across central and southeastern parts of the state.   Thursday night into Friday, winds increase with higher gusting winds as a cold front approaches.  Big changes are on the way for Friday, with a blast of arctic air and snow.