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Temperatures tumbled late Tuesday with overnight lows falling into the 20s. Today’s highs reached the lower to mid 40s acoss the area, some 20 degrees cooler than Tuesday and a few degrees below normal. The day on Thursday will be another cool and breezy day. High temperatures will only climb into the upper 30s or lower 40s. A warming trend begins Friday as winds turn out of the south.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with highs near 40 degrees. Winds west 10-20 with gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy, windy, and warmer. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph gusting to 30 mph.
Saturday: Clouds building from the west. Windy and unseasonably warm. Chance for showers and a thunderstorm late. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Winds southwest 15-25 mph gusting to 35 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cooler with showers early. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. Clouds and shower chances increase late. Highs in the mid 40s. Light winds.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Clouds and showers south. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Light winds.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Winds turn southwest.
8-15 day outlook (Long-range Forecast)
Thursday Nov 24: Highs in the lower to mid 50s.
Friday Nov 25: Highs mid to upper 50s.
Saturday Nov 26: Highs near 50 degrees.
Sunday Nov 27: Highs in the lower 40s.
Monday Nov 28: Highs near 40 degrees.
Tuesday Nov 29: Highs near 40 degrees.
Wednesday Nov 30: Highs in the lower 40s.
Thursday Dec 1: Highs in the 40s.
Friday Dec 2: Highs in the 40s.
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