National Weather Service Forecast
Monday, April 21

Today Sunny. Patchy frost this morning. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tuesday Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tuesday Night Cloudy. Showers likely...mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northwest with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Wednesday Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Windy with highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear and breezy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Thursday Sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.

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