Weekend weather looks good to start, with rain coming

A cold, cold December is giving way to a nice New Year’s weather weekend.

The forecast for Friday looks the best for the three days, with mostly-sunny skies and temperatures topping out in the mid-50s. Lows for New Year’s Eve night are only expected to dip into the upper 30s, with clear skies becoming mostly cloudy into the overnight hours.

New Year’s Day has highs back into the 50s, but with a 70 percent chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon, and winds from the southwest at 5-10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain continues into Saturday night with lows around 40.

Showers are also likely Sunday morning with clearing to a partly-sunny afternoon. Highs Sunday in the mid-40s, and lows Sunday night in the low-20s.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

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