Winds settle down later tonight and we can expect a dry and chilly night ahead, a sunny weekend then a stormy pattern next week
Red Flag Warning in the area today, Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning and the mountains may get a late Freeze.
Enjoy the weekend weather if you like the sunshine and dry conditions because next week looks to be on the rainy and stormy side.
Tonight, in the mountains there will be a much cooler than usual weather scenario as the mercury in the thermometer will be dipping below freezing for a while. The NWS has placed some of the region in a Freeze Warning as we are now in the growing season throughout our viewing area.
As for the weekend the region looks to be on the quiet side with a good deal of sunshine and near normal temps on Saturday then warmer with a few more clouds on Sunday.
High pressure will move overhead behind the cold front today and provide the area with a much cooler scenario. The caveat is that the temps are about where they should be for this time of year, but we have been so warm that the 70s will feel like a cool pattern. Don’t get too used to the cooler or normal weather, the mercury rises into the 80s again on Sunday.
Sunday will be the last dry day for a while so if you have plans to explore the great outdoors, Sunday will be the last time you can do it without rain gear until at least the end of the week. Highs will be in the 80s and the winds will be on the light side. Remember to stay hydrated if you are out hiking and “Never leave kids or pets in the car”.
Monday starts the rainy period off with the chance for some showers and storms. Stronger storms are expected on Tuesday and a few of them may be severe with gusty winds and hail. Spotty rain is slated for Wednesday and we may get a little bit of a break from the rain on Thursday. A fairly deep area of low pressure will slide though on Friday and this may be fairly formidable. Right now the models are keeping Friday rainy and windy and cooler, but that is a long way in the future and as we all know the forecasts do vary greatly past 72 hours.