FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Expect partly sunny to partly cloudy skies during the afternoon. Temperatures only reach the lower 50s as winds gradually calm down.

FRIDAY NIGHT & OVERNIGHT: Freeze Warnings go into effect at midnight, continuing through 9 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures slip into the lower 30s. So be sure to protect any plants that are sensitive to the cold by covering them or bringing them indoors.

SATURDAY: With another reinforcing shot of cold air, temperatures may be about as cold if not a little colder than Friday. Despite a little sunshine, temperatures only reach the lower 50s. Wind chills will likely remain in the 40s all day.

Then into Saturday night, another Freeze Warning will go into effect. This includes most of the state as temperatures plunge into the upper 20s Sunday morning.

SUNDAY & BEYOND: Sunday remains cold, likely in the upper 40s with sunshine. Then we’ll likely have another freeze Monday morning.

Monday will kick off a warming trend, but it will be a slow one. Highs reach the mid-50s Monday. We reach the 60s on Tuesday and Thursday followed by 70s on Wednesday. Clouds will be in and out with perhaps a shower or two on Tuesday.

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