National Weather Service Forecast
Thursday, April 24

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Today Sunny and windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Tonight Clear and breezy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph...diminishing to 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight.
Friday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds around 5 mph...becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy. Showers likely...mainly after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers...mainly in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph... Becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Breezy with lows in the lower 40s.
Sunday Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

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