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From 60 today to 24 tonight

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM

After being treated to mild and unseasonably warm weather for most of the week, area residents are in for at least six straight days of the chilly conditions — though not as extreme as last week.

First, however, one last day of warmth is forecast for February.

Today’s high temperature will be around 60, which means it will flirt with the Feb. 7 record high of 61 set in 1925.

Two other record-highs were set or tied this week — 56 on Sunday, which eclipsed the Feb. 3 record of 55 established in 1931, and 60 on Monday, which tied the Feb. 4 record set in 2008.

Tuesday’s high hit 54, which fell short of the Feb. 5 record of 58 set in 1962.

It also was unseasonably warm Wednesday, with temperatures reaching at least the mid 50s but maybe not as high as the Feb. 6 record of 60 set in 1938.

The warm spell ends tonight.

Rainy and breezy conditions are forecast, with a low dipping to around 24.

Friday’s forecast calls for a high only in the mid 20 and a low around 13.

Moderate to heavy rainfall with showers and isolated thunderstorms will bring up to 1 to 2 inches of additional rain to the region today. Saturated grounds and elevated rivers and streams in advance of the rain have elevated the flood risk. Rain may briefly mix with or change to snow before ending tonight.

Additionally, the potential for localized ice jams on area creeks and rivers will continue. 

Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas is likely to happen. This may result in driving difficulties or even possible road closures.

Because of this, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Huron County and the surrounding areas that will be in effect until 4 a.m. Friday.

Today, the sun will rise at 7:34:10 a.m. and set at 5:55:02 p.m.

On Friday, the sun will rise at 7:32:59 a.m. and set at 5:56:17 p.m.


Local forecast

Here is the Norwalk-area forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today - Rain likely, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Areas of fog. High near 60. East wind 6 to 14 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight - Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a slight chance of rain between midnight and 1 a.m. Low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Friday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

Saturday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

Sunday - A chance of snow after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday night - Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

Monday night - A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday - A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tuesday night - A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday - A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

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