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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:42PM

Kinder, Gentler Weather Pattern

Friday felt like a heat wave! After another cold night, weekend weather will be even warmer with abundant sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. Clouds return for Monday along with some rain for the afternoon and evening as rather mild temperatures continue.

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Friday

Hi: 51 Lo: 23

Clear & cold; Light west wind
Saturday

Hi: 55 Lo: 32

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant; Light WNW wind
Sunday

Hi: 59 Lo: 36

Plenty of sunshine & nice; More clouds Sunday night; Light wind
Monday

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Cloudy with afternoon & nighttime rain likely; Rather mild
Tuesday

Hi: 54 Lo: 29

Morning clouds then becoming mostly sunny

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly sunny & pleasant; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 20s
Thursday - Mostly sunny; Continued nice for January; High in the lower 50s; Low near 30 degrees

Forecast Discussion

January has been memorably cold. Temperatures for the month-to-date are running around 8-degrees below normal. That reversal has begun, as above-normal temperatures will be with us into the weekend. Tonight will be below-freezing, so black ice will be us at least one more morning. With high pressure in firm command, expect generally clear weather until some more clouds return by late Sunday.

The next weather maker of note will be a cold front scheduled to pass through here Monday night. We expect some rainfall with this feature Monday afternoon and evening, although amounts are presently expected to be under an inch.

Behind the front, temperatures don’t drop a lot, as the air mass will be Pacific in nature and not Arctic. Tuesday through Thursday will be rather seasonable and dry.

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