Heavy Rain, Windy Tomorrow

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Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion: 

All is quiet for the beginning of the night but the winds and rain will start to pick up overnight. Tomorrow kicks off the start of a very wet (and windy at times) stretch of 5 days. Southerly winds will strengthen throughout the night which should hold overnight lows to the mid to upper 40s. At the coast, high wind warnings have been posted now through Thursday afternoon with sustained 30-40 mph winds from the central to south coast. Gusts may also top 65 mph at the beaches with the strongest winds expected from pre-dawn through early afternoon.

The strongest wave of rain is expected in the morning hours with scattered showers likely throughout the rest of the day. Rainfall estimates are between .25″- .75″ for tomorrow. We’ll see some heavy batches of rain push through along with some inches of snow above 5500 feet. Ski resorts will definitely see a nice pile up of snow this week.

After that, we’ll get hit with a wave just about every 24 hours or so, so expect to see soggy conditions through the weekend. The cold air will stay offshore so highs will hold in the low 50s and lows above freezing. Snow lines also holding between 5000-6000 feet should keep the Passes clean of snow overall until the weekend. Rainfall estimates may put another 2-4 inches by the end of the week, so we may again be watching for some isolated flooding at times.

Have a great Thursday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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