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  4/19/2013, Iyar 9, 5773

Weekend Weather: Wet and Windy


It will be clear to cloudy on Friday with winds gusting up to 45 kilometers/29 miles an hour. Scattered showers are expected along the Mediterranean coastal plain and the northern half of the country with isolated thunderstorms in the north. The winds will continue in the north and center on Shabbat bringing temperatures down below normal. Occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms are forecast for the north and center, with the rain spreading to the south in the afternoon, leading to a risk of floods in the Negev, the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. There's a chance of light snow on Mount Hermon. Scattered showers will fall from the north to the northern Negev on Sunday, tapering off in the afternoon but continuing Monday morning. Temperatures will rise slightly Sunday and Monday, which will be partly cloudy.

Friday highs:
Jerusalem: 15Celsius/59Fahrenheit; Golan Heights: 16C/61F; Haifa: 17/63;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Be'er Sheva': 21/70; Tel Aviv: 19/66;
Dead Sea, Eilat: 28/82