Border Weather: Rest of the weekend

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Weather conditions continue to look promising over the coming days with high pressure building by Monday. This means many areas by then will be dry and fine with light winds, mild days and chilly nights.

For the rest of the weekend we have to contend with a cold front to the northwest. It will very slowly sink southeast during Sunday, weakening as it does so.

For the Border region this isn't brilliant news as we head into Sunday. Many parts of the region will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain developing through the day.

It will not be cold though.....despite very mild temperatures further south and east of the UK, Sunday afternoon highs will be a couple of degrees above the average and winds will be lighter.

Here's your forecast for the coming days.....

Rest of Saturday:

Mainly dry in the afternoon with some brightness in the south and east (Cumbria and east of The Borders). Drizzle remains possible out of thicker cloud over western hills of Dumfries and Galloway. Mild air with strong and gusty southerly winds (40-50mph in exposure for a time). Highs 11-13 °C.

Overnight:

Dry and quite mild for many areas but rather cloudy. Some patchy light rain developing overnight mainly over the Southwest. Winds will gradually ease but remaining breezy. Lows 7-8°C.

SUNDAY 9th MARCH 2014: Cold front sinks southeast, bringing a rather cloudy and damp day for Sunday.

Sunday:

A good deal of cloud through the day with some patchy light rain at times. Becoming more persistent from the northwest later in the afternoon and in the evening. Lighter winds. Highs 9-11°C.

Outlook:

A fine and dry spell of weather with some clear or sunny spells and lighter winds.

Some overnight frost in places but the days will be milder than average with afternoon highs into double figures.

Chilly nights with patchy frosts. Misty low cloud more of a risk by midweek.