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National Weather Service Forecast
Thursday, April 17

Today Sunny. Areas of frost this morning. Breezy with highs in the mid 40s. East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Friday Partly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northeast after midnight.
Saturday Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Sunday Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

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