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Couple Of Dry Days Before A Wet Weekend

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CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Quick moving cold front brought some light showers this afternoon, otherwise, it was sunny with a great shot seen here at the TV station, taken by KEZI 9 News Photojournalist Kathleen Spencer:

The showers quiet down going into Thursday and Friday, both days will see cloudy starts and partly cloudy skies by the afternoon.   This weekend however, looks to return to a wetter forecast. Overall, the entire Northwest will be sitting in a big trough of low pressure. That generally means the colder air from the Gulf of Alaska is free to spill southward.  That’ll drop highs back down into the mid 50s on Saturday with on and off showers.  By Sunday, we may be looking at low 50s and showers, sun breaks and an occasional hail storm with the showers coming through.

In addition, snow lines will be falling into the higher foothills with some fresh powder expected at Pass level and above. Hard to pinpoint exact amounts at this point but the cold air will get snow levels down to possibly 2500 feet by Sunday night and Monday. A slow drying period will kick on by Monday afternoon through the middle of next week.

Have a great Thursday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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