Howling wind, cold weather to return

Forecasters: Weekend will be nice

KINGMAN - High winds are expected today, with gusts reaching up to 65 miles an hour in the Mojave desert region, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters are also predicting a 20-degree temperature drop for Wednesday and Thursday, although temperatures are expected to return back to normal in time for the weekend.

"It will definitely be colder than what we normally see this time of year," said staff meteorologist Edan Lindaman.

Wednesday's high is expected to be 56 degrees, with nighttime temperatures dropping to 37 degrees. Thursday's temperatures will see another drop, with high temperatures expected to reach 46 degrees, with an overnight low of 30 degrees.

The high winds and cooler temps are the result of a cold storm system moving down the northwest pacific coast. The system is expected the reach the Mojave desert region by Thursday morning.

The brief return of cooler temperatures brings with it a 30 percent chance of rain.

Temperatures are expected to climb back into the high-60s to low-70s as the system moves out of the area in time for the weekend, with no rain in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.