Warm and rainy for Thursday, snow and cold Friday


Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday, snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet before 9 a.m., then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., then snow after 11 a.m. Temperature falling to around 20 by 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Snow tapers to snow showers Sunday with much colder Arctic air building back into the region. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Cloudy, with a low around 10. South wind around 5 miles per hour.

A chance of rain today with a slight chance of drizzle before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. North northwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wind: S 10-15 shifting to the north.

Wednesday night, there is a 60 percent chance of rain after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. Winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Around 5 to 8 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. This will melt the remaining snow on the ground and will bring widespread fog and low clouds to the outlook area.

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The National Weather Service calls for possible frozen precipitation, with sleet or snow, and accumulations up to an inch. Wind: N 10-15 miles per hour in the afternoon.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and snow flurries will be possible, with a frigid high temperature of 23 degrees. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and above average temperatures develop, with a milder low temperature of 52 degrees.

Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 15. Wind chill values were between minus 1 to minus 11.

The city also announced it will close its offices at 2 p.m.