Dry Weather For Valentine’s Day

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Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion: 

We’re still looking at overcast skies tonight and the next couple as our ridge is trying to move closer to the Pacific Northwest. The clouds will also help to keep lows very warm (for this time of year anyway) in the mid 40s. Some isolated drizzle is possible around the coast but it will be very limited inland.

Valentine’s Day will be dry overall with some early morning drizzle at the coast but your afternoon and evening plans will stay cloudy and dry. Highs should be a degree or two warmer than today, so back in the mid 50s area wide. If you’ve got plans to head over the passes, they too will be bare.  Friday will give us the best chance of some afternoon sun with the ridge almost overhead. Highs again back into the mid to upper 50s.

The weekend weather pattern returns to a more familiar one: Storm systems moving down from the Gulf of Alaska, bringing colder air, scattered showers, and snow at the Passes and above. Showers will move through on Saturday, wrapping up again by Sunday but there’s more rain in the forecast starting next week. Temperatures with the colder Alaskan air will fall back into the mid to low 40s.

Have a great Thursday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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