Justin’s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion
For the next couple of days, we’ll stay cool, soggy at times with scattered showers and the cold air aloft will keep a threat of isolated thunderstorms at the lower elevations and snow above 3500 feet. 1-3 inches of new snow is not out of the question above the Passes through late Wednesday and certainly as you get up around the ski resort levels.
By Thursday and Friday, a brief dry pocket moves in as high pressure shuts down the rain for a day or so, but highs won’t warm much only back into the mid 50s. We should see a chance for some afternoon sunshine on Thursday after a very foggy start. Friday holds some question marks as a weak front may brush across the state bringing a chance for light showers to the Northern half of the coast and valley, but overall it’ll stay dry.
The weekend shows more wet weather on tap as the ridge flattens out and the jet stream is pointed right at the Northwest. That’ll keep smaller storms rolling into town from Saturday afternoon through early next week. Highs should be a bit warmer even with the rain for the weekend, back in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Have a great Wednesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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