Some overnight/morning clouds, fog, and drizzle to kick of Thursday...this will be short-lived through the later morning, though, as a strong cold front pushes through the region around mid-day. This will cause gusty winds...in excess of 35 mph at times...from the north to northwest.
Since there isn't really any substantial rainfall expected through the region with this cold front, strong winds and dry air behind it will cause elevated wildfire concerns.
Temperatures Friday morning will likely be at or below freezing at most locations (especially north of the Highway 90)....while high temperatures will be lucky to reach 60*F on Friday. Then, a gradual warming progression through the weekend under mostly clear skies.
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience