DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. — Shed the sweaters and enjoy the balmy 70s — it’s not going to last. A cold front is approaching Dutchess County that will pass through the area Thursday night, setting the stage for a 25-degree plunge on Friday.
- Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 42. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind 9 to 13 mph. Friday night, clear, with a low around 27. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. At night, a chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
- Sunday: A chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. At night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
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