Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Another day of warm, early-spring weather with highs back into the 60s, but the clouds are returning tonight and rain will follow after midnight as a cold front moves across the region. With the clouds, I’m not expecting temps to cool quickly tonight so we’ll likely stay mild for most of the night. Lows should only fall into the mid to lower 40s.
The next wave of showers moves through on Friday morning, mainly with the front, then tapering off to an occasional shower in the early afternoon. The low pressure center driving this storm is way up in the Gulf of Alaska so it’ll be just rain and not much of a wind maker. Snow lines should fall down to around 5500 feet, although there won’t likely be any accumulating snow at the passes, mainly a few inches at the ski resorts.
The weekend is still looking like a winner with sunny skies back on Saturday and highs pushing into the mid 60s, and possibly even upper 60s if the fog clears quickly. Sunday also will stay warm with more clouds. Late evening through Monday, a system glides through bringing more rain, cooler temps back into the 50s behind it, AND snow levels dropping below 4000 feet, a nice dose of snow for some late season skiing.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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