Passage of a strong cold front will bring windy conditions today. Drier and much colder air will surge into the region throughout the day, a return to winter normals for the weekend and into next week. A series of storm systems are forecast to impact the region next week with the potential for a cold rain and/or mixed wintry precipitation.

In the forecast – partly sunny, 61, wind gusts up to 31 mph today. Cloudy, 26, wind gusts up to 23 mph tonight. Sunny and 44 Saturday. Clear and 23 Saturday night. Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain Sunday afternoon and a high of 44. The chance of rain increases to 80 percent Sunday night and will likely continue through Tuesday night. Sun will return on Wednesday.