Winter’s Back In Full Force

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Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion: 

Oh, the days of the 50s and sunshine are long gone, we’re being pushed back into a late winter pattern. Expect a change in not only the temperatures, but the return of a more seasonal forecast: rain showers for the valley and mountain snow.

Tonight, there’s chances for some light isolated showers with a weak cold front moving onshore, and cold air spilling in ensures snow levels down to around 2500-2000 feet. Tomorrow, more showers and sun breaks with the low pressure center sliding down along the coastline. Because of the cold nature of the air, a little sunshine, and the low’s position, the atmosphere will be fairly unstable. That means a slight chance for thunderstorms (mainly at the coast and in the mountains) and some showers to contain small hail.

Highs tomorrow and most of the week will be well below normal, in the mid 40s. The best chance for a drier day will be Wednesday when we’ll be in between systems.  Wetter (and snowier) weather is back for Thursday evening through Saturday. A couple of stronger storms bring a direct hit to the Northwest. So expect showers and snow above 3000 feet. Ski resorts should pick up a nice dosing of new snow over the week.

Have a great Tuesday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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