Triad forecast: Warmer weather on the way

Winter Storm Watch issued for Eastern Nebraska 3-5 inches expected

The forecast for Thursday and Friday calls for an average high temperature of 58 degrees with cloudy skies and a 50 percent chance of rain both days, the weather service said.

Today, it will be partly sunny with a high near 51, the weather service said, and a south southeast wind of 7 to 13 miles per hour.

Today's high temperature likely will be a harbinger of warmer conditions in Forsyth County later this week, forecasters say. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Also expect wind gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

Friday night, there is a 30 percent chance of snow before 7 p.m., then a chance of snow showers between 7 p.m. and midnight, according to the weather service.

But from there, the probability decreases to 30 percent for precipitation and the area will head back into sunny weather. A south wind of 13 to 17 miles per hour will become west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday in the area is forecast to be partly sunny with a chance of snow and a high around 20.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow before noon.

"We are thinking there will be at least minor flooding of urban and poor drainage areas Friday into Saturday", the service said. Low: 16. Day: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain with around one-quarter inch possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.

Thursday: Snow likely before noon. Cloudy, with a low around 36.

Saturday, snow showers likely.

Sunday, the high will be near 24 with partly sunny skies, the weather service. Cloudy, with a high near 57.

At 6 p.m., SEPTA was reporting many delays of 10-20 minutes on its Regional Rail routes. Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers overnight.

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