Justin’s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
Ahead of the main storm tomorrow will be breezy and a bit milder, with highs generally back into the low to mid 50s. The coast has a chance for some strong winds and high surf as the cold front arrives late afternoon. Then it’s onto heavy rain at times for the valley and heavy snow for the mountains. Pass level and above could see over a foot of snow by early Saturday, with the foothills above 2000 feet seeing 6-10″. Gusty winds will make travel over the Passes and coast range tricky so be ready for blowing snow and icy conditions.
With the cold air slamming in with the storm, there’s a slight chance we might see some flurries make it down close to the valley floor early Saturday. It won’t stick much more than a few hours until you get into the higher hills around town. Even if we don’t, the weekend will be a raw one, with highs in the low 40s and showers on and off with occasional sun breaks. The real benefactors from the snow will be the ski resorts who are bracing for a big weekend!
Things quiet down Sunday but there’s more rain and snow coming on Monday and again midweek next week. Both of those storms will be smaller than tomorrow though.
Have a great Friday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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