Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
A wet and windy start to Thursday saw more than a half an inch of rain across the valley and winds gusting to 40-50mph. As we head into this evening, there will still be some light showers through midnight, then some fog returning as clouds break up just enough to allow temps to cool into the low 40s. Cascades Passes will see a light 1-3″ overnight tonight with another 3-6″ possible at the ski resorts.
By Friday, a small ridge of high pressure starts to push the rain out of the forecast for about 24 hours. Highs will again be milder than average, generally in the low 60s. The next storm should be far enough away to allow the morning clouds to break up for some afternoon sunshine. The weekend will have a taste of spring with warm air pumping in on Saturday before the next cold front brings rain Saturday evening. IF the morning fog breaks, we could potentially move the temperatures into the upper 60s before the rain arrives.
Sunday and Monday, showers are back with a cooldown back into the mid to upper 50s, but that will be short-lived as sunnier skies are back by midweek.
Have a great Thursday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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