Stormy rain on Jerusalem's Yafo Street
Stormy rain on Jerusalem's Yafo StreetMiriam Alster/Flash 90

Thursday's weather report looks nasty with rain, wind, and cold expected in both the north and central regions of Israel. The south, for its part, will be very hazy and air pollution levels remain high there. 

Snow is falling on Mount Hermon and in other areas of the north, and there is concern of severe flooding in coastal cities. 

Because of the snow that has already fallen in the northern Golan, the Avital School in that area has cancelled classes. Roads are also blocked from HaSiryon Junction northward. 

Studies will go on regularly in Tzfat, but there were disruptions to public transportation as a result of the accumulation of snow. 

The Ministry of Environmental Protection reported positively Thursday morning that dust and air pollution have decreased rapidly in the north and are at low levels in the region. 

However, in Gush Dan and Samaria, the level of air pollution is moderate, while in the Negev, the Shefela, the southern coastal plain, Jerusalem and in Judea, air pollution is expected to remain high until tonight. 

On Friday, winds are expected to weaken but the weather will turn more wintry with low temperatures and precipitation. Rain showers and thunderstorms with hail are expected for the north and center regions. The Hermon and the Golan will see additional snow. 

In the afternoon, rain will slow and be concentrated mainly in the western parts of the country. 

On Saturday, rainfall will continue to decline until the afternoon, particularly along the coastal plain. Temperature will rise slightly but still remain low. 

On Saturday, local rainfall will continue to decline until the afternoon, especially along the coastal plain. Temperatures will rise slightly but remain low.

Temperature predicted for Thursday include: Golan - 7 degrees; Haifa - 10 degrees; Tel Aviv - 14 degrees; Jerusalem - 6 degrees; and Beersheba - 13 degrees.