Weather week ahead: Up & down temps and lots of rain

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Today's National Weather Service forecast: Mostly cloudy, with patchy fog before 9 a.m. and patchy drizzle after 5 p.m.

Thursday night - Rain, mainly before 4 a.m.

Although we've escaped snow for a decent stretch, expect to see it this weekend. Snow is expected by the evening and continuing through the night. Luckily the winds will quiet down by the morning because temperatures will be cold in the mid teens to start Friday. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Highs in the low to mid 60s.

Decreasing cloud cover will be the theme from morning into the afternoon for Saturday. With mostly sunny skies today, high temperatures will reach the mid 50s across the area. Temperatures will struggle to get into the lower 30s, which is actually below average for the time of year. "Is it just snow showers, a couple inches or over 6"? Now it brings the rain in by midday. Some flooding is possible with as much as two to three inches of rainfall in the forecast. At this point some snow is likely. Little or no ice accumulation is expected.

As quick as our snowstorm moves in, it's gone by sunrise Sunday. We won't get into the 80s again, but we'll have to settle for the low-70s. The warm, wet weather will continue Monday. We'll high highs in the mid 60s Monday & Tuesday - which will aid in the abundance of moisture heading our way. Heavy rains are a good bet through the week. Windy, with a west southwest wind 18 to 23 miles per hour increasing to 24 to 29 miles per hour in the afternoon. But clouds persisted east of Dallas, where temperatures stayed in the 50s all day.

Tuesday: Record highs will be possible!

Cloudy with rain showers between 11PM - 5AM. We start to see a substantial cooling trend impacting Northern California on Sunday, and a chance for showers will return to higher elevations Sunday night.

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