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Rain and a Wintery Mix Along the Passes

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Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion

A front will move through the area Friday and bring showers and colder temperatures. The showers will be scattered to isolated throughout the day; otherwise, skies will remain cloudy. Cold temperatures are expected on the backside of the front, dropping snow levels to around 3,000 ft by Saturday morning. This means mountain passes will get a light dusting to a couple of inches of new snow, which could be hazardous for drivers.

We remain in an unstable air mass as we head into next week. This will continue to keep scattered showers across the area. The center of the unstable air mass, or low pressure system, will move close to the coast during this time and create a pretty significant pressure gradient. A strong pressure gradient means gusty winds, which will accompany the rainy conditions. Snow levels will continue to be near pass level through next week.

High temperatures for the next week will be on the cooler side in the mid to upper 50s.

Have a Fantastic Friday!

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn

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