CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
What a great way to start March with highs in the 60s and the warmest we’ve seen since early November! Tonight, clouds are streaming back in ahead of the cold front that will put an end to this nice taste of spring. Lows will stay mild though with southwesterly winds keeping overnight in the mid 40s with foggy conditions.
Saturday will also be mild but by the afternoon, the next rain maker moves in. The coast will see some showers late afternoon, followed by showers inland around dinnertime into the overnight hours. Highs will just be a bit cooler in the upper 50s. The rain should wrap up fairly quickly early on Sunday and we’ll be back to mostly sunny skies but a lot cooler by the afternoon. Alaskan Gulf air spills in slicing temperatures some ten degrees or more with highs only in the low 50s.
Next week sees occasional rainmakers and highs falling back down into the low 50s. Snow levels will drop back into the higher foothills but the storms coming won’t be major winter blasts, just occasional showers and snow showers. A low pressure center cuts off and sits offshore for most of midweek keeping our weather unsettled.
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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