CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Another mild and unseasonably warm day well into the mid 60s and not much for showers. That’ll continue tonight as we have very quiet conditions offshore and some broken cloud cover. Lows will again be mild overall with most spots falling into the mid 40s. The coast might see some enhanced drizzle at the beaches.
Tomorrow, a cold front drops in along with the colder air in the Gulf, bringing a widespread chance for afternoon and evening showers. With the colder air, snow levels will drop below the passes for the first time all week down to around 2500 feet by Sunday. Pass level and above could see up to 4-8″ of fresh snow returning the mountains to a very wintry look for the weekend. Sunday should stay mainly dry as there’s not much activity behind the front on Saturday. But it will be noticeably cooler, highs only in the low 50s, some 10 to 15 degrees cooler than today!
A stronger storm brings down the temps, some heavy showers at times and snow lines Tuesday into Wednesday. In fact, we might see some good accumulating snow at Pass level and above midweek. Highs will also struggle to stay in the low 50s. The first day of spring will be unfortunately, very spring-like for us here in the Northwest.
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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