Strong wind gusts, warmer temperatures, and drier air bring an elevated fire risk for much of Wednesday

Expect a sunny but gusty Wednesday. It’s milder, with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s.



Winds gust as high as 25 to 35 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon.

MILDER & BREEZY WITH A RETURN TO SUN:  Skies have cleared out through the latter portion of the night, bringing a return to sunshine on Wednesday. Temperatures start in the the middle 20s to lower 30s with light winds. Plenty of sunshine continues, and winds turn quite gusty as a cold front approaches. With plenty of sunshine, dry air and strong wind gusts, a Red Flag Warning goes into effect for the afternoon and evening. It’s much milder too. Expect readings in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The winds fade through the night. Skies are clear to start, but clouds should start to move in close to daybreak. Expect overnight low temperatures in the middle 30s to near 40 degrees.



Rain chances end the week.

DAMP END TO THE WEEK:  Thursday brings increasing clouds ahead of the next system. Most of the day is dry, but a few late day showers are possible. Temperatures reach the middle to upper 50s. Showers overspread through the night, and they continue into Friday. In fact, expect showers through the entire day. Temperatures are chillier, with readings in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The showers continue through Friday night.



WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK OUTLOOK:  There’s some discrepancies on when the showers come to an end, but overall the weekend should turn much drier. Expect some morning showers on Saturday that lead to drier afternoon conditions. The clouds should start to break as well. It’s milder, with temperatures reaching the lower 60s. Sunday is mainly dry too, with some sunshine. Expect temperatures a little bit higher in the 60s. Monday is warm, but there’s the chance for some showers with the next system. Temperatures could reach 70 degrees before the showers arrive! Tuesday is still warm, but there’s still the chance for a few showers. Expect temperatures in the 60s.



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