Wind picks up as storms move out

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Wind will strengthen as overnight storms move out of the area.

Rainfall, which may add up to an inch or more in some areas, is expected to trail off before dawn.

A wind advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., issued by the NWS. Sustained west winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected. Wind could blow around unsecured objects, and tree limbs also could be knocked down, leading to power outages.

There is a chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Clouds will increase, with the temperature rising to near 55 degrees by 10 a.m. then falling to around 45 degrees for the remainder of the day.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and blustery. There is a chance of showers, mainly before 7 p.m. The overnight low will fall to around 29 degrees.

Sunday will be sunny with high temperatures close to seasonal norms in the mid-50s. Sunday night will be mostly clear with an overnight low around 43 degrees.

A warming trend of temperatures near or into the 70s starts on Monday, which will be partly sunny with a high around 69 degrees. There is a chance of rain after 2 p.m., and after 8 p.m.

Rain is expected to continue through mid-week.

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