Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:
Soggy again today with some heavy showers at times. All courtesy of the huge low in the Gulf of Alaska and the jet stream pointed right at the Northwest. So, I’ll keep a mention of isolated showers as we head into the overnight hours. Headed out to the area playoff football games tonight? Bring the rain gear and a dry seat as fields will be very saturated. Lows tonight will again fall into the mid and upper 40s.
The weekend is shaping up nicely, albeit, cloudy overall, but a budding upper level ridge will start to move the jet stream north into British Columbia which will slowly work some warmer air (and certainly) drier air back into our region. Saturday will likely end up the cloudier of the two weekend days as the ridge is still working its way in, but I’m betting we still see some good sun breaks by mid-afternoon. Beaver fans should stay dry as well, with kickoff temps in the upper 50s, falling into the low 50s by game’s end.
Highs will start to move back into the low 60s by Sunday with partly sunny skies. Next week, we’re talking about mid to upper 60s and a sunny afternoon Monday! That’s a great way to start off November in my book. But as you might guess, in November, it won’t last. Midweek a cold air blast is coming with a strong low bringing rain, wind and snow. In fact, snow levels should drop to around 2500 feet by this time next week.
Don’t forget to set you clock back one hour (for some extra sleep) Sunday morning!
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton