Winter's last hurrah: rain expected mid-week

Temperatures to drop dramatically Wednesday, with light rain and even thunderstorms due nationwide.

Tova Dvorin ,

Rainy day (illustration)
Rainy day (illustration)
Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Winter weather returns for one last 'hurrah' Tuesday, with rain due to linger nationwide until the weekend. 

Temperatures will remain slightly warmer than average and skies partly cloudy during the day Tuesday, before cooling off overnight; light to moderate rain and light thunderstorms are predicted for Wednesday until mid-Thursday. 

Temperatures will range from 15°C (59°F) - 26°C (78.8°F) in Tel Aviv; 12°C (53.6°F) - 24°C (75.2°F) in Jerusalem; 14°C (57.2°F)- 24°C (75.2°F) in Haifa; 14°C (57.2°F) - 29°C (84.2°F) in Be'er Sheva; 13°C (55.4°F) - 24°C (75.2°F) in the Golan Heights; 11°C (51.8°F) - 20°C (68°F) in the Galilee; 16°C (60.8°F) - 28°C (82.4°F) in Tiberias; 13°C (55.4°F)-25°C (77°F) in Nazareth; 13°C (55.4°F) - 32°C (89.6°F) in the Beit She'an area; 23°C (73.4°F) - 33°C (91.4°F) in the Dead Sea area;  11°C (51.8°F) -  26°C (78.8°F) in the Negev; and 19°C (66.2°F) - 31°C (87.8°F) in Eilat. 

Warm weather is expected to return over the weekend, with a slow rise in temperatures Thursday and Friday.