North Central Weather
North Central Forecast
Wednesday Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight. Winds N 35 to 50 km/h increasing to 55 km/h before shifting W 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s. Extreme.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Possible hail in the east in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning SW 25 to 40 km/h before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming S 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
North Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||13||25||70%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 11||55||W 19||34|
||12||24||70%||5-10mm||Nil||SSW 24||72||SSW 21||38|
||13||31||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 20||41||W 21||19|
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