For those of you with outdoor weekend plans, let me start by apologizing on behalf of the weather-makers.

For those of you with outdoor weekend plans, let me start by apologizing on behalf of the weather-makers.  Temperatures are, unfortunately, going to take a bit of a downward plunge overnight tonight. Over the next several days, highs will peak in the not-so-balmy 40s, with overnight lows in the 20s and 30s.  And the winds are going to blow… and blow… from today through the early morning hours on Sunday. North winds will pick up throughout the day today, topping out briefly in the mid-20s before settling in around 15-20 mph. As for the wind gusts, those will have the potential of reaching 30+ mph by mid-afternoon today. As the day progresses, they’ll lose a little of their “oomph” but could still gust between 20-30 through the pre-dawn hours on Sunday. Our Grassland Fire Danger is expected to reach the Very High category this afternoon but won’t be nearly as elevated on Saturday or Saturday night.

As for precipitation, we continue to sit in a dry slot until at least Monday when a very slight chance of rain enters the picture. So, putting a positive twist on it:  you may be a little chilly this weekend and you may get blown around, but at least your plans won’t get rained-out!