High Wind Warning for Friday, gusts to 50mph

Forecast

Cooler and still breezy to start the weekend...

EVENING: Showers Return After Sunset, Breezy. Hi 78. Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph.

TONIGHT: Scattered Showers, Breezy. Lo 54. Winds: W 5-15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly Cloudy, Windy. Hi 65. Winds: W 15-25 mph. Gusts to 45 mph.

Most of us received less than two tenths of an inch of rain today with temperatures still 10 degrees warmer than average. We’re not quite done with rain as the front brings a gusty line of showers shortly after sunset this evening. An additional tenth of an inch is possible with the front.

Our focus for Friday will be the strong, gusty winds. We had our share of gusty winds this spring, but what we are forecasting for Friday could be the strongest we experienced so far this spring. Winds increase form the northwest to 10-20mph Friday morning, strengthening to 15-25mph for the afternoon. Wind gusts up to 50mph are possible throughout Friday afternoon.

The gusty winds Friday will set up a cool and breezy start to the weekend. Highs will reach the mid 60s Saturday afternoon, then warming to 80 degrees on Sunday. Overall, a user-friendly dry weekend on tap.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder

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