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It turned out to be a pretty nice day for the first official day of Spring! Temperatures were slightly below average and the wind wasn’t too bad. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
Clouds will increase tonight leading to mild temperatures tomorrow morning as we will start off in the upper 40s and lower 50s. A dry line will move from west to east across the region pumping in warmer and drier air. Temperatures will soar to the upper 70s and lower 80s with sustained wind speeds from 20-30mph and gusts up to 40mph. With wind this strong and very dry air in place there will be a threat for wildfires and we could also see some dust and dirt blown around.
A cold front will move through late tomorrow into early Friday setting us up with near average temperatures to end out the week. We could see some light drizzle especially in our northern counties on Friday but chances for measurable rainfall still look slim. On Saturday and Sunday it looks like the rain will be held to the north of us with perhaps some very light rain making it down into our northern counties. It does look like that we will all have a very windy day on Saturday. The current setup suggests the potential for sustained with speeds in excess of 40mph with gusts possibly over 55mph. That being said it is very hard to forecast wind speeds a day in advance much less three days in advance so anything could change.
Another cold front will move through late Saturday into early Sunday. This front will pack a punch as our temperatures will be some 15-20 degrees below average at the beginning of next week with freezing temperatures each morning and afternoon highs only in the 40s and 50s.
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I hope you had a great day and didn’t start to suffer from allergies as I did! That sure is one of the drawbacks of Spring. I will step you through a busy forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have an updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.