Photo Credit: PR, Hermon site
Hermon site, Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018

Israel’s Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry. The rain that began overnight is expected to strengthen and spread from the north of the country to the northern Negev, with thunderstorms.

Also, during the night snow began to fall on Mount Hermon and the northern Golan Heights.

Hermon site, Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018 / Photo credit: PR, Hermon site
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According to the meteorological service, the rains will continue Thursday, and the peak of this system is expected on Friday. Then they will be weakened for the weekend.

The Tel Aviv beach on a windy winter day, January 23, 2018 / Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90

In addition, there are flood warnings along the coastal plain, the Judaean Desert and the Dead Sea. High winds are expected and temperatures will be lower than normal for the season.

The Tel Aviv beach on a windy winter day, January 23, 2018 / Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90

On Friday it will rain from the north to the Negev, with thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds. On the Hermon and on the mountain peaks in the north it will snow. Flood warnings continue on the coastal plain, the Judaean Desert and the Dead Sea, and it will be unusually cold.

Rainbow over Masada / Photo credit: Boaz Leimzider, Nature and Parks Authority

Shabbat will be mostly cloudy. It will get a bit warmer, but temperatures will continue to be unseasonably low. Local rains will continue across the country.

Rainbow over Ein Gedi / Photo credit: Boaz Leimzider, Nature and Parks Authority

On Sunday it will be partly cloudy and with local rains. Temperatures will continue to rise and become seasonably normal.

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