Rain, wind and turning sharply colder; March comes in like a lion!


The rain has mainly been light, but there have been pockets of heavier rain and a bit of lightning.

A few showers will be possible early in the day with showers becoming more widespread by mid to late morning before tapering off again during the afternoon. The rain is riding along a cold front that will push through the area by early this evening.

The start of March will be seasonal with high temperatures near 50. I can't rule out a few showers after midnight Sunday night.

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In any storm that develops damaging wind will be the main threat. A cold front pushes through Tuesday, potentially dropping temperatures into the 30s Tuesday night. With those clear skies, the coldest morning will be Saturday with lows in the 30s. The temperatures will warm back up to the mid 70s this afternoon.

Friday through Saturday looks like a nice stretch. This means that our high temperature of 74 will be reached during that time frame. Daytime highs will be several degrees above normal at most locations. Sunday looks cloudier with a risk for showers later in the day. Much of the rainfall will actually occur just behind the front, and that will be ending from northwest to southeast during the afternoon across the northwest and evening across the southeast. Mostly sunny skies will stick around due to the area of high pressure.