Good morning, Red River Valley!

Are you ready to see the sun again? Gusty winds from the north today — up to 25 mph — should help clear the skies after mid-morning, though they will also limit the high temperature to about 41 degrees. 

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Mostly clear and cold conditions are expected Thursday night, with lows ranging from the lower 20s in the northwest to the lower 30s in the southeast. With below-freezing conditions area-wide, it is important to remember to protect people, pets, pipes, and plants.

"Thursday night will be the coldest night of the week with a widespread freeze expected. Overnight low temperatures will range from the low 20s in the northwest to low 30s in the southeast with almost all locations reaching sub-freezing temperatures," National Weather Service meteorologist Sarah Barnes wrote in forecast discussion. 

For Paris, the low is forecast at 26 degrees with a north breeze of about 5 mph shaving a degree or two off through wind chill. 

We should see a warm up Friday as the high gets nearly to 50 degrees. Northeast winds should give way to become southeast winds in the afternoon, which will help with daytime heating. A mostly clear Friday night should have a low of about 34 degrees. 

"Saturday will be about 10 degrees warmer than Friday with a few high clouds streaming across the region," Barnes wrote, adding that cloud cover will increase Sunday as the region will enter the next wet period.

Welcome the sun with a smile. Have a great Thursday!

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Valentine's Day will be mostly sunny but cool. Clouds will increase on Saturday and remain throughout the weekend. Rain chances return Sunday and Monday, but both days will be unseasonably mild.

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

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Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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