Gusty winds today, but temperatures remain warm.

Building high pressure will increase the winds in the NorthState, and points in the valley could see gusts to 25 or 30 mph this afternoon.  Despite the gusty winds, temperatures will remain warm once again.  Highs will peak around 80° this afternoon with several locations just eclipsing the 80° mark. 

Not much change in the forecast as the jet stream remains largely zonal with the cooler air locked to our north.  That means our weather will generally remain warm and dry through Easter Sunday.  The biggest change will be the winds increasing and decreasing on various days.  Friday will be breezy, but Saturday the winds will die off once again before they pick back up getting into Monday and Tuesday.

The greatest change will be Monday into Tuesday of next week.  Models are hinting at a strong and cold area of low pressure moving overhead.  That will bring the chance for some rain showers and potentially even some thunderstorms to the valley and mountains.  The low will also chop the high temperatures down by about 20° over the course of two days.

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