First Alert Forecast: First Alert Day for rainy, windy New Year’s Eve

First Alert Forecast: First Alert Day for rainy, windy New Year’s Eve

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Quite chilly this morning with temperatures in the upper 20s through daybreak. Increasing clouds quickly with rain showers developing by midday.

A First Alert Day has been issued starting at 10 a.m. for this afternoon through the evening do to expected rain and increasing threat of strong winds this evening.

Widespread rainfall with a few soaking downpours today will amount to around 1″ of rainfall. It will be wet and chilly much of the afternoon. Temperatures will surge warmer toward the evening.

Highs for the day will be between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with temperatures spiking into the upper 40s and low and middle 50s south during this time. Rain showers will end fairly early this evening with most over with by 8 p.m.

A powerful cold front will arrive before midnight along with very strong and gust winds. Wind gust of 40 to 50 mph will be expected through the midnight hour as we ring in the New Year. Minor wind damage and a few power outages will be possible this evening.

Very quiet weather much of the first week of January with highs in the 30s and 40s.

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