Warmer for St. Patrick's Day and mild through Friday, before we cool back down over the weekend.
Friday will start out with patchy fog near the coast, followed by bright sunshine all around county. Temperatures will be similar to Thursday, with numbers just 1 or 2 degrees cooler.
Temperatures will get much cooler this weekend, the coldest day will be Sunday with daytime highs averaging 5 to 10 degrees below normal. The cold arrives with a storm and a chance for showers late Saturday night into Sunday.
Preliminary forecast totals look to average between a few hundredths to .50" with the highest totals in the mountains. Snow levels will hover near 5,500' which may bring a dusting of snow to the highest mountains, but only rain is expected in Julian.
The storm will trigger gusty winds with the strongest winds over the mountains and deserts. Westerly gusts of 25 to 50mph will be possible. Coast and inland areas will see gusts of 15 to 25mph.
The storm will move out quickly, the skies will clear by Sunday afternoon with warmer weather next week.
Warmer and drier conditions can be expected for most of next week. We'll see 70s at the coast and 80s inland by Tuesday.
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