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Wet and Windy Wednesday

A cold front is making its way eastward through the region, giving us a wet and windy Wednesday. Temperatures are currently in the mid 40s, with winds from the SSW at around 15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph. Rain showers will continue throughout the evening, gradually drying up as we head into the overnight,  leaving cloudy skies in their wake. Windy conditions will persist through the night tonight, before tapering off a bit in the early morning hours.

Tomorrow’s partly cloudy skies will provide a brief but welcome respite from the wet and gray, before a low pressure system brings more rain and the possibility of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. The good news is that with this low pressure system, we’ll see a  warm up in temperatures Friday and Saturday as warm air advects into the region. The bad news is that this warm up will not last long, as cold arctic air pushes down into the region behind the cold front and settles in for the beginning of the week. We could even see some light snow showers late Saturday night as temperatures fall down below the freezing mark.  At this time, there does not appear to be enough instability with this system for severe storms to develop, but the models are in pretty good agreement that strong winds and rainfall totals of around an inch will result from this system.

-Forecaster Slaven

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