Cold, snow to return briefly, followed by more spring-like weather
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 2:37 pm

The National Weather Service is predicting a return to more winter-like weather beginning tonight and through Saturday, but then another burst of unseasonably warm temps.

This afternoon will continue with above average 59 degrees and southwest winds between 14 and 17 mph with wind gusts as high as 29 mph. Rainfall is predicted at 100 percent.

Tonight, as temperatures drop to around 26, the chance for mixed snow and rain showers is predicted before 2 a.m., followed by scattered snow showers. New snow accumulation should only amount to less than half an inch, according to the NWS. Winds with high gusts will continue.

More snow will fall Friday, mostly after 3 p.m., with a high near 33. Winds and gusts will still be blowing. The snow should stop sometime after midnight and winds will die down.

Saturday is expected to be sunny and cool, with temps around freezing, but on Sunday, the sun will stay and temps should warm back up to the 50s, starting a several-day trend, according to the NWS.

Here's the long-range forecast:

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Monday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

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