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Coldest Nights Of Season Coming

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

The storm continues to move onshore overnight tonight bringing steady rain, wind along the coast, and snow above 7000′. Overnight, showers and heavy pockets of rain moving through with a steady south-southwest wind so I’m not expecting to see overnight lows drop much below 50. That won’t be the case later this week as we’ll see some of the coldest nights so far this season.

We’ll see showers continue through most of Tuesday however, the rain will slowly start to wind down by dinnertime. Slowly through Wednesday, much colder and drier air will spill in from Western Canada. Right now, highs will struggle to get into the mid 40s midweek with widespread fog in the valley both Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile elsewhere in the state, high pressure will strengthen over the Pacific, pulling an offshore wind and bringing back sunny skies for the mountains and coast the rest of the week. The real story will be with the cold, dry air and mostly clear nights, overnight lows will fall into the upper to mid 20s for the inland valleys Thursday through Saturday morning. This will be cold enough to kill any sensitive plants that are left out overnight.

By the weekend, high pressure will still hold strong, so we’ll keep the sunny afternoons and bring a few degrees back, but overall, highs will be chilly near 50 and overnight lows staying below freezing around 30 each night.

Have a great Tuesday!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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