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More Much Needed Rain Coming

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion: 

Plenty of much needed rain falling tonight with a warm front that’ll swing through for the rest of the evening. More rain is on the way for tomorrow, with heavy batches overnight into Wednesday. Expect a wet commute to school and work with lows hovering in the low 40s.

The front continues to move through most of the day dropping another half an inch of rain or so. Breezy behind the front with the cooler air arriving in the afternoon making the changeover to snow in the mountains. Not much in the way of accumulating snow but there will be some for area ski resorts.  Mountain passes will see 2-5″ of snow by late day, with a half a foot or more at ski resort elevations. Snow lines will drop from 4500 feet to 3000 feet by Thursday. Thursday will still carry some scattered on and off showers but much lighter and some occasional sun breaks.  Highs will cool some back into the mid 40s by Thursday and Friday.

Late week, the front finally heads south, clearing out the region for mainly Friday and the weekend. 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 by the weekend.

Have a great Tuesday night!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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