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        12/27/2013, Tevet 24, 5774

      Weekend Weather: Warmer and Windy, then Wet and Colder

      It will be clear on Friday with temperatures rising above average, mainly in the mountains, and easterly winds up to 40 kilometers/26 miles an hour in the north. The winds will get stronger overnight and it will be cloudy to partly cloudy during the day on Shabbat. Local showers and isolated thunderstorms will start Shabbat afternoon, mainly in southern and eastern Israel, accompanied by flash flooding in southern and eastern wadis through Sunday. Temperatures will come down below normal on Sunday as most areas experience occasional showers and thunderstorms. Snow is expected over Mount Hermon. Occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms will remain over northern and central regions on Monday with a risk of flooding along the Mediterranean coast.

      Friday highs:
      Jerusalem: 18Celsius/64Fahrenheit; Golan Heights, Haifa: 17C/63F;
      Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Be'er Sheva': 22/72;
      Dead Sea, Eilat, Tel Aviv: 23/73