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Winter Hanging On Until the End

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Showers and mountain snow are quieting down for the rest of your St. Patty’s evening, although if you’re heading out, it’ll be cool, with skies clearing and temps falling into the 40s and eventually low 30s tonight. Snow lines will stay unseasonably low and any shower that moves through might bring a light wintry mix across the lower foothills.

Tuesday we’ll see a small and quick moving ridge of high pressure bring back drier weather by the afternoon. Most inland locales will start foggy but finish with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will still be cool, generally in the mid to lower 50s. The dry weather doesn’t last long as the next storm rolls through here on Wednesday and early Thursday. More snow (light though) at the passes and above as snow levels will only rise to around 4500 feet.

Spring officially kicks off Thursday at 9:51 AM on the west coast, but it’ll feel more like winter with lows starting in the mid 30s and some leftover showers from Wednesday’s storm. However, Spring starts to finally make an appearance by Friday and the weekend. Some patchy morning fog but all sunny skies by the afternoons. Highs will climb back into the 60s by the weekend. Early indications are the warmer weather sticks around through early next week as well.

Have a great Monday night!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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