A fast moving storm will blow (literally) through the region Thursday, kicking up gusty winds across the region and bringing a quick chance of rain and snow. The cold air behind the front will drop snow levels from over 8,500’ Wednesday night to about the 5,000’ level by early Thursday. There is enough instability in the atmosphere to also bring in a slight chance of a thunderstorm here and there, and snow pellet showers could also occur.
By Friday, the skies should begin to clear out. Brisk north winds will keep temperatures in the 50s, but sunny skies should boost the Saturday high into the upper 60s. Clouds increase on Sunday and we do have a slight chance of some showers Sunday night into Monday.
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