(WFXR)The dry and mild pattern we are enjoying at the moment will be coming to an end Friday.  Thursday will be the day of transition as we move from a mild and dry scenario to a wet and chilly one.

The timing of the rain is always a bit tricky after an extended dry spell but all indications are that the rain will start after midnight Thursday and early Friday morning.

The event may begin with some snow in a few of the higher elevations, or may transition to a mix by sunrise. Generally, the viewing area will have to contend with some cold rain. 

The rain will taper off late Friday afternoon and we should be dry and breezy overnight into Saturday.

The temperatures will be cooler than normal this weekend, only topping out in the upper 40s or low 50s. Mountain snow is possible into Saturday, but dry in most other locations.

Sunday looks to be another rainy and chilly day with a mix of rain and snow at the onset, followed by cold rain.

The chilly pattern remains for the new work week.

This weekend is Turn and Test time.  We turn our clocks forward one hour and use this time to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide indicators.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist