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Forecast: Spring & Winter Continue Battle this Weekend

The death throes of winter continue as spring makes a comeback on Friday only to be slayed again on Sunday when snow returns to the area.

Friday's high is expected to be a pleasant 61 degrees, but even that welcome number is not without its issues. The National Weather Services is warning of gusty winds throughout the day.

Southerly winds will become breezy Friday morning and remain that way through the afternoon. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour will occur with gusts between 35 and 40 miles per hour.

The NWS says that winds of that strength may make travel difficult for high profile vehicles and may cause loose outdoor objects to be blown around.

Then on Sunday, a storm system tracking south of the region will spread snow and rain across the area into Sunday night. The NWS says that there is still uncertainty regarding how much snow may fall but the storm does have the potential to bring several inches of accumulation.

Your 7-day forecast:

FRIDAY Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT A chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
 
SATURDAY Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

SUNDAY Rain and snow likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Northeast wind 10 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

SUNDAY NIGHT Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10pm. Low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

MONDAY Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

TUESDAY Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

WEDNESDAY A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.