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Israel Gets First Hint of Winter Rain

Rain falls from Negev to Golan as summer season ends. Forecast: more rain, storms.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 9/29/2012, 8:06 PM

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Light rain fell across the country Saturday as Israel’s dry summer season drew to a close. The rain began in the south, and by the evening had spread as far as the Golan, although some areas remained dry.

Occasional thunderstorms were reported in the Golan, and weather forecasters say storms may hit elsewhere in the country as well.

Residents of Eilat can expect similar weather Sunday. Forecasters predict the city will be hit with rain, possibly in the form of mild showers, possibly in local thunderstorms.

In the rest of the country, skies will be partially cloudy to cloudy, and light showers may continue. Forecasters say the rainfall may continue well into the intermediate days of the Sukkot holiday later this week.

On Wednesday, temperatures are expected to drop.