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Warming back up, but staying unsettled this week

We will remain cool and cloudy into this evening, with chance of light scattered showers developing through sun-down as a disturbance heads our way. The rain may taper off a bit by midnight, but will pick back up through tomorrow morning. Lows tonight will fall into the low 40s for most. Showers will be on and off for the first half of St. Patrick's Day, but they should gradually taper into the afternoon and evening as high pressure briefly builds back in. Tuesday, highs should be in the upper 40s to mid 50s for most. Tuesday night we will be experiencing lingering clouds but mainly dry conditions and lows in the upper 30s/low 40s.

Most of Wednesday looks dry and warmer, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s! However, a stronger frontal system is expected to bring additional rainfall into Wednesday night, becoming more steady and widespread through Thursday (the first day of Spring). At this time, severe weather is not looking likely, but with the warmer temps, THAT WILL BE PUSHING 70 DEGREES by Thursday afternoon, thunderstorms could certainly be in the forecast late-week. With repetitive rainfall later in the week as well, we'll have to monitor creek/stream/river levels and poor drainage areas for any flooding that could eventually pop up. Rain looks likely on and off through Friday.

The front will be moving out this weekend, but colder and drier air will be taking over by Saturday. The rain should end Saturday morning, but high temps will retreat back into the mid to upper 40s Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and lows will fall back into the 20s and 30s through the weekend. Stay tuned!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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