Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Showers are tapering off slowly tonight but overall, expect another soggy night with some occasional rain showers and more snow in the Cascades. The second of three storms smacks into the coastline tomorrow bringing another round of rain and wind. Gusts will likely be strongest at the coast in the late morning, topping out in the 50-60mph range. Inland, strongest winds will be around lunchtime, topping out in the 30mph range. Once the front moves through, rain to switch to showers by late afternoon. Another .50″-1″ of rain is likely Tuesday.
Wednesday is the in-between day with showers but no major system heading our way. Elevations above 2500 feet will still see a good amount of snow fall, another 5-9″ in the Cascades. Thursday sees the third and hopefully final storm of the week brings more mountain snow and rain and wind in the valley and along the coast. After that, models are indicating the ridge that has been “squished” to our south for the past week, will strengthen and head north, blocking new systems from the NW coastline. If it holds as advertised, we’ll finally see a dry stretch of more than a day. In fact, we might even see some actually partly cloudy skies by the weekend!
Have a great Tuesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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