Light Showers Into The Weekend

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Showers are back in the forecast for tonight, light at best, but they’ll start the first of a couple of days for cooler, showery weather. Big changes coming early next week! Overnight tonight, a cold front pushes some light showers through morning. Lows tonight will drop into the lower 40s.

Both Friday and Saturday carry rain chances as two weak storms move through the region. Highs will stay cool in the mid to upper 50s through the weekend. Spotty showers on and off for Friday with some sun breaks from the coast to the inland valleys. Snow lines will remain on the lower side, between 3500 and 4000 feet. I’m not expecting to see much accumulating snow though, mainly 1-2″ above the passes. Sunday morning sees the last of the rain, clearing out (for the most part) by the afternoon.

Next week, a strong ridge of high pressure moves in clearing skies out fast by Monday and through most of next week. With the warmer air, highs will push back into the low 70s Monday through Wednesday. There’s a slight chance we might see more clouds by midweek with a weak storm into Washington, however, the jet stream is forecast to split taking the next storm south of us into California. That would keep us quiet and comfortable throughout the week.

Have a great Thursday night!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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