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Weekend weather warmer, wetter

A proverbial grab bag of weather will be on display this weekend, with clouds, sunshine, rain, and possibly even snow all on tap. First, clearing skies and calm winds will result in some of the coldest air of the autumn this morning, with temperatures plunging into the mid-teens. However, as a high pressure center drifts offshore, southerly flow will advect warm air to our area, and temperatures will increase steadily throughout the day and overnight, bringing Saturday’s high to the mid-40s.

Next, a strong cyclonic low is forecast to develop over the Midwest and move eastward, reaching our area by Sunday. This system will bring consistent rainfall during the day on Sunday and continue into Monday. Finally, some of the precipitation could change over to snow on Monday as the system moves out and temperatures fall.