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Waiting On The Warmth …

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

We’ve seen showers wind down nicely tonight with a chance for some partial clearing overnight and showers becoming more isolated as we lose the energy (fronts) moving in off the ocean. However, because there’s a huge trough over the NW, that means the really cold air in the Gulf of Alaska is spilling into the state. With the cold air coming, lows will really be impacted tonight, falling back into the mid to low 30s.

Tomorrow will start dry (ish) but finish really wet as a fast moving cold front will push inland at the coast around dinnertime, then inland through midnight or so with the heaviest rain expected at that time. Overnight and most of Sunday, it’ll be more showers with occasional breaks but still cool and breezy with highs in the mid to upper 50s. More isolated showers Monday but that should be the last of it and temperatures will be slowly rising back into the low 60s. Morning fog will also reappear in the valleys as high pressure starts to make a monumental shift in the weather for next week.

Speaking of next week, the cold and rain will be a distant memory as a strong and sharp ridge of high pressure slams the Northwest back into Spring. AM fog but full sunshine Tuesday through Thursday and highs back into the mid to upper 70s by Wednesday. Highs in some inland spots may approach 80 for the first time this year.

Have a great weekend!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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