By Chris Sorensen
The hope for moisture may be rewarded this week after several days of unseasonably-warm temperatures, though some uncertainty remains.
Wednesday will see a high in the upper 60s, with fire danger just below alerting levels and wind out of the south at ten to 20 miles-per-hour. The temperature will drop to the low 40s overnight, and winds could gust at high as 30 mph before decreasing after midnight.
A strong south wind returns Thursday afternoon as gusts reach 40 mph and the high approaches 80s. Fire risk remains high for the first half of the day. With an approaching spring storm, showers become a possibility Thursday evening, turning to rain overnight that could bring up to a quarter-inch of precipitation to the area. Where thunderstorms occur, amounts could be higher.
Rain is expected to return Friday afternoon, along with a north wind that could gust to 45 mph. An additional quarter-inch of moisture is possible. The expected high drops significantly to around the mid-50s, with an overnight low around freezing.
For the weekend into the coming week, daytime highs will be closer to seasonal norms, with low to mid-60 expected, falling to the low 30s overnight. Snow showers are possible Sunday morning, and more moisture may be possible next week.
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