Daily Israel Report

Friday Forecast: Rain, Cold, Snow in Hermon

Rain is to continue Friday, accompanied by thunderstorms. The Hermon will see winter snows.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/21/2012, 8:52 AM

Snow in the Hermon
Snow in the Hermon
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The rainstorms that reached Israel on Thursday hit their peak overnight, but will continue Friday, weather forecasters say. Rain is expected from the north to the northern Negev.

Rain will be accompanied by occasional thunderstorms.

Snow will continue to fall on the Hermon. Elsewhere temperatures will drop, and strong winds are expected as well.

Snow on the Hermon had accumulated to a height of 25 centimeters by Friday morning, and the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), Israel's largest single source of fresh water, rose by six centimeters.

There is a flood warning in the Judean desert and the Dead Sea area.

Over the Sabbath intermittent rain is expected to continue, but the rainfall will grow more gentle until it eventually stops on Saturday night. Temperatures will rise slightly, particularly in the south, but the weather will remain unseasonably cold.

Rain will return Sunday night and continue intermittently through Monday.