Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Rain showers (and snow in the mountains) are slowly tapering off tonight, as the low pressure center moves inland into Washington. I’ll keep a mention of some light isolated showers overnight tonight, but we’ll generally stay dry and cool off as well, with lows falling back down into the upper 30s.
The pattern will shift from steady rain like yesterday to more of a scattered showers and sun breaks for Thursday and Friday. Colder air will also bring a slight chance for some small hail mainly in the afternoon once the sun breaks help to destabilize the airmass a bit. Snow lines will drop from 4500 feet to 3000 feet by Thursday. So the Cascades will see an additional 2-5″ of new snow through Friday afternoon. A smaller storm will slide down the coast Friday pushing light showers across the region through the afternoon, but should be finishing up as we head into the weekend.
Most of the weekend looks dry for now. There’s a slight chance another low skirts into the southern end of the state, but most of the showers looks to stay south of the region. However, as high pressure starts to move back in, that’ll get the valley fog machines firing up again with the coast and mountains likely seeing more sunshine by the weekend. Overnights will also cool under (hopefully) clear skies and dip into the upper 20s this weekend and most of next week.
Have a great Wednesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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