Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight. Winds NW 35 to 50 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 22. Low-Moderate.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 700 metres. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h turning W 30 to 45 km/h early in the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Northeast Weather Forecasts
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