First February Rain Tomorrow

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Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion: 

Clouds are beginning to return quickly tonight along with some light to moderate sprinkles and drizzle overnight tonight ahead of the first cold front bringing showers for Tuesday morning’s commute. Lows under cloudy skies tonight will be well above freezing in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Tomorrow’s cold front will move through fairly quickly, with heavier showers in the morning, tapering off to scattered at times by the afternoon commute home. Highs will be just a tad cooler and I’m not expecting to see the sunny start to the afternoon like Monday. Cooler air moves snow lines down below the Passes late Tuesday however, accumulating snow will be light, 1-2″ overall. Another system moves through late Wednesday into Thursday with more showers and mountain snow. That one has a stronger push of Alaskan air pulling snow levels down to 2000 feet or lower. Our models are showing a slight chance to see some flurries in the foothills early Thursday, but we dry out pretty quickly on Friday, so as of now, I’m not expecting to see a threat for valley floor snow.

With the cold air and high pressure moving in, you can bet this weekend will be chilly with highs in the mid 40s and lows near freezing. BUT- nice to see another dry and (mostly) sunny weekend in February. We’ll take it …

Have a great Tuesday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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