Nearly two weeks of clear skies will come to an end Saturday, weather forecasters say. Winter rains are expected to return Saturday afternoon.
On Thursday skies are expected to remain partially cloudy. Temperatures will be roughly the same as the day before. There may be light local rainfall in some areas.
Strong winds are expected in northern Israel.
On Friday, temperatures are expected to rise. The weather will be unusually warm for late December, forecasters say, particularly in hilly regions.
Rain is expected to begin Saturday afternoon, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms. Rainfall in southern Israel could create a flood risk in the Negev and Eilat.
Rain and scattered showers are expected to continue Sunday. Temperatures are expected to drop, and forecasters predict snowfall in the Hermon.