Warmer and dry weather right through the weekend

Milder weather will move into the region today following some of the coldest temperatures of the season. Dry weather will last through the weekend, with rain likely late Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We will see some moderating temperatures in the region today,” said Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist. “The normal high is 52, so we will still be a little bit below normal today. But we will be a little above normal for Friday, and those temperatures will last through Monday.”

Today will be sunny, with a high near 50. A west wind will gust up to 26 miles per hour, cooling temperatures a few degrees. Skies will be clear through the day into the evening, and nighttime temperatures will fall into the mid-30s. Winds will diminish overnight, according to the weather service.

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Friday will be mostly sunny, and temperatures will run about five degrees above seasonal averages, peaking near 60. A southwest wind will bring strong wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Clouds will enter the region overnight, and temperatures will fall to around 40.

“Saturday will be a teeny bit cooler than Friday, with some cloud cover, but temperatures will be in the mid-50s. We will see the same on Sunday,” Dunham said. “It’s a great weekend for raking leaves or finishing up any last minute activities before it gets much colder.”

Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 55. A calm west wind will bring weak gusts of about 5 miles per hour. Clouds will form overnight, and temperatures will fall to around 40.

Sunday will begin partly sunny, with temperatures climbing up into the high 50s. Clouds will develop overnight, and temperatures will fall into the upper 40s. Heavy showers are likely overnight, and could persist through Monday, though the rain won’t be significant enough to close the 5.86-inch rain deficit the state has amassed since Sept. 1.

Monday will see temperatures in the low 60s and rain. Cold weather will return by Wednesday, according to the weather service.

“We have another arctic high coming in,” Dunham said. “Tuesday will see highs in the upper 40s, but by Wednesday we will see highs in the upper 30s. Once the rain gets done on Monday, it will be upwards of a week before we see any precipitation again.”