National Weather Service Forecast
Tuesday, April 22

Today Partly sunny. Highs around 60. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight Showers likely with isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph...becoming west with gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Windy with highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear and windy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Thursday Sunny and windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear and breezy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Friday Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.

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