The farther west you are on Long Island, the better weather you'll see Saturday. We're turning cooler, drier and windy today.and our weather concern today is rapid fire development with elevated fire weather conditions in place.
The anticipated high for Friday in Modesto is near 71 degrees - a good jump from Thursday's peak temperature of 63.
Natchitoches Parish Public Schools and Red River Parish Public Schools officials say they closed at noon so students could get home before the storms.
Sunday in the Omaha area will bring a slight chance of freezing rain in the morning.
More clouds start moving in later tonight and into Saturday morning.
On the northern side, heavy snow will continue from Wisconsin to MI, with icy conditions reaching all the way to New England. Although no record highs were broken, temperatures soared past 80 degrees with plenty of nearly early summer-like sunshine, a welcome sight and feel in a spring where reaching 60 degrees has been a challenge.
SATURDAY: Saturday morning we'll have cooler and breezy conditions with a few lingering showers possible in the morning but most areas will be dry. Temperatures will fall overnight, transitioning some of the rain to freezing rain from Cadillac to Oscoda. North winds could gust as high as 30-35 miles per hour. It will be chilly Sunday with high temperatures only reaching the low to mid 40s and another freeze Sunday night as we dip to near 30. The low should drop to around 25. After all is said and done, a general 1 to 2 inches of rain will have fallen with some locally higher amounts.
Following its passage out of Fiji waters, the weather forecasting centre in Nadi says that a high pressure that is to the far Southwest was responsible for the sunny and dry conditions now prevailing over the country. Our high temperatures on Wednesday will be in the lower to mid 50s.