Pinpoint Weather: Dry and mild to start the weekend; elevated fire danger continues

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Welcome to the weekend! How about some decent weather to be able to spend some time outside?

That’s what’s in store with dry and mild conditions on Saturday. Highs will be in the 60s in the mountains and into the 70s elsewhere.

Elevated fire potential still exists today, so be careful with any outdoor burning. If you can avoid doing any burning today, try and put it off until we can get some moisture in the region – which is forecast to start next week.

Saturday will also have some breezy conditions at times – but not as breezy as we saw on Friday.

Into Sunday, we’re looking at much-warmer conditions with highs gaining around 10 degrees from Saturday’s highs. We’ll also add a bit more humidity. We’ll also notice more clouds in the picture – especially heading into Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday night, we can expect some moisture to come into the NRV which will spread through the region during the day on Monday. Off-and-on thunderstorms will be likely. Currently, we’re not looking at severe weather, but we’ll continue to monitor future forecasts as, now that we’re in May, we can’t eliminate, at least the potential for severe weather.

The forecast looks relatively unsettled into next week with anywhere between a 20-to-40-percent of rain and/or storms between Tuesday and Friday.

Temperatures will range into the 70s over the region on Monday – warming into the upper 70s to lower 80s in the mountains on Tuesday to some areas possibly topping out close to 90 a bit further east.

Then, we cool things down a tad back into the 70s on Wednesday and even back into the 60s for highs by the end of next week.

So, again, if you’re planning on some outdoor fun today, please keep in mind the elevated risk of fire danger. Dry surface fuels, low humidity and still breezy conditions at times all are contributing to the risk of rapid spread of fire.

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