Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:
Showers (along with snow) will spill in overnight tonight and most of Saturday as the winter storm slowly winds down. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:
The next 24 hours:
– Scattered showers at the valley floor, with a chance for an occasional rain/snow mix mainly in the morning. Higher valley hills and low foothills will see on and off snow showers above 2000 feet.
– The foothills will pick up anywhere from 2-6″, higher hills just below Pass level could see closer to 6″.
– Cascades will pile up another 6-12″ through late Saturday for totals of 15-30″. Breezy overall so periods of blowing snow are also possible. Extreme winter driving conditions will be likely early in the morning.
By late afternoon, most of the activity will have tapered off but plenty of new snow at the ski resorts! Things quiet down Sunday but there’s more rain and snow coming on Monday and again midweek. Neither storm will have the same punch but add additional inches of snow at the passes. Peeking out to late next week, a ridge begins to push our weather trend back to early spring, and its looking like we’ll see a return of sunny afternoons and highs back in the mid to upper 50s!
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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