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Wintry Weather Expected After the Weekend

Wintry weather is to be expected around Iceland after the weekend, Mbl reports. Expect snowfall in the north and frost but no snow in the south. The frost will likely continue throughout the week.

Although the weather in South Iceland has been relatively mild recently, rainfall is expected in the greater Reykjavík area tomorrow, along with snowfall in the mountains.

Northerly winds will bring snowfall to North Iceland Monday morning. Traveling conditions may deteriorate. Expect gusty weather in upland Iceland and attendant weather warnings, meteorologist Þorsteinn V. Jónsson says.

A high-pressure system currently sits over Iceland but a low-pressure area is developing around Hvarf, which is expected to shift across the country. This low will bring Arctic air over Iceland with accompanying cold air, Jónsson predicts. Another low is expected to move in from Scotland this week, shoring up cold northerly winds with attendant Arctic air through the week.

This week, Jónsson expects mostly clear skies in South Iceland and snowstorms in North Iceland. The long-term forecast predicts slow winds and clear skies in most parts of the country on Friday and Saturday.

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