CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
A wild start to Spring today with rain, wind, snow, and hail. Conditions have quieted down for the most part tonight but there’s more of all of those elements in store for Thursday’s forecast. With the cold air spilling in tonight, expect lows to fall into the mid 30s with a few isolated showers overnight.
Snow lines will stay low, around 2000 to 1500 feet through Friday. Lower elevations may see a few inches of snow while Pass travel and ski resorts will see another 3-6″ both Thursday and Friday. We’ll be on the backside of another storm carving through Eastern Washington. That will keep highs chilly in the upper 40s and low 50s and scattered showers and sun breaks both days. Because of the cold nature of the airmass in place, snow lines will remain low near 1500 feet and showers may contain small hail at times especially in the afternoon after some sun breaks help to destabilize the atmosphere a bit.
Going into the weekend, it quiets down a bit with a ripple of high pressure giving some dry time for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will slowly start to moderate, back into the mid and upper 50s. Dry weather looks to continue for the most part into early next week.
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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