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Forecast: A mixed bag for the weekend

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The first full day of spring 2014 will have sunny skies with temperatures in the 50s.

For the weekend, there is a chance of rain Saturday with temperatures approaching 60.

Sunday looks like the pick of the weekend with sunny skies, but chilly temps in the low 40s. And Sunday night, temperatures will be in the teens. Yes, teens.

And mid-week, there is a chance of snow. Yes, snow.

Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Today: Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
  • Saturday: A slight chance of light rain before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 56. Southeast wind 7 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Monday: Sunny, with a high near 29.
  • Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tuesday night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Wednesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Wednesday nNight: Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

 

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From the National Weather Service’s Facebook page:

So what causes the changing seasons? As we orbit around the sun, the tilt of the Earth on its axis (23.5 degrees to be specific) causes different portions of our planet to receive varying amounts of sunlight through the year. As we head closer to summer, the tilt of the Earth causes those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight. That’s why it gets warmer! With today being the spring (or vernal) equinox, the point of our orbit around the sun is such that the tilt of the axis is neither away from nor toward the sun. As a result, each hemisphere is receiving an equal amount of sunlight at the equinox, but we move ahead of the Southern Hemisphere after this point!

 

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Jim Shay

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