Weather officials issued a yellow warning for Friday citing showers and isolated thunderstorms, with rain accumulation expected to reach high levels in specific areas.
A low pressure system is affecting the area, with mostly cloudy skies expected Friday along with local showers, isolated thunderstorms, and snow at the highest altitudes on the mountains.
Officials also issued a yellow weather alert for Friday, effective early in the morning at 5am through early evening at 6pm. During the warning, showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to affect areas where rain accumulation could reach 50 millimeters in a six hour period, mainly out west, as well as parts in the southwestern and northern regions.
Maximum highs will reach 14 degrees Celsius inland, 16 along the coast, while it will be around 4 degrees in the mountains where frost is expected to form.
Mountain lows reach minus two overnight
Increasing clouds are expected throughout the evening with local showers and some chances of isolated thunderstorms, along with snow on the mountains, while precipitation will head gradually over coastal areas. Temperature lows will register at 5 degrees in the interior, around 8 along the coast, and minus two (-2) at the highest altitudes on the mountains where frost is expected to continue.
Saturday skies will be initially mostly clear in many areas while local showers and possibly isolated storms are expected after noontime mainly at in mountainous areas, inland, as well as east of Troodos Mountains.
Sunday skies are expected to be mostly clear while increasing clouds will start forming in the early afternoon.
High winds expected Monday
Monday early morning is expected to be mostly cloudy with showers and local thunderstorms, while winds are expected to be strong or near gale force. Snow will continue to fall in the mountains.
Temperatures are expected to climb gradually by Monday, reaching levels around the normal averages for this time of the year.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 21 inches, as recorded at 5am on Friday.