Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h shifting S/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere, clearing in the morning. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the southeast. Light winds.
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