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News Brief

  2/17/2012, Shevat 24, 5772

Weekend Weather: Stormy


It will be clear to cloudy Friday with southwesterly winds gusting up to 75 kilometers/49miles an hour in most places. There's a high-wind warning at Mediterranean beaches and sandstorms are forecast for the south. Rain and isolated thunderstorms will start in the north, grow stronger and spread to the Negev, accompanied by flooding in the Jordan Valley, the Judean desert and the Mediterranean coastal cities through Shabbat. Snow will start on Mount Hermon and spread, overnight, to other northern peaks, reaching Jerusalem and the central peaks during the day on Shabbat. The capital may expect snow and snow mixed with rain if the wind doesn't blow the snow to the east. The rain and wind are expected to weaken in the afternoon. Occasional showers are expected from the north to the Negev on Sunday, weakening during the afternoon and ending during the evening. Light snow is still possible over Mount Hermon and the northern peaks. On Monday it will be partly cloudy and warmer.

Friday highs:
Jerusalem: 10Celsius/50Fahrenheit; Golan Heights: 11C/51F; Haifa: 13/55;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Be'er Sheva': 16/61; Tel Aviv: 17/63;
Dead Sea: 21/70; Eilat: 22/72