NWS: Nights will be cold, but mild weekend expected
Published 5:45 am, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing the next couple of nights, but after that it looks like a mild weekend.
Both Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny without the biting cold temperatures, strong winds and snow we’ve dealt with the last couple of weeks.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday and in the 50s on Sunday.
That’s a nice forecast for a February weekend.
Mild, daytime temperatures are also expected in the 40s next week.
But before we head into this stretch of milder temperatures, we have some cold nights ahead.
Temperatures will fall into the teens and 20s Thursday night. Friday night will be still below freezing, but about five degrees warmer than Thursday night.
Here’s the forecast:
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Washington's Birthday: Sunny, with a high near 46.