Rain and snow in the mountains Thursday evening

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Morning titles

  • Cloudy start, isolated splash Far eastern edge of the area
  • Windy and warmer day as the clouds clear
    • Peaks in the mid-1950s
    • Wind SW 5-10; G20
  • Rain / Mountain Snow Thursday evening
    • 1-3 ″ above 3500 ′
    • 2-4 ″ above 5000 ′
    • Up to 0.25 ″ of precipitation for everyone
  • Colder to start the weekend
    • Peaks in the mid-1940s
    • The lows in the upper mid-20s

Discussion

Windy and hot wednesday

An altitude disturbance off the coast is trying to bring some showers this morning to the far eastern fringe of the region. This is also what is responsible for the increase in clouds during the night, which kept temperatures a little warmer in the mid-1930s to start the morning in areas outside the mountains. This disturbance will move away from the coast during the morning, clearing clouds and allowing temperatures to warm up until the mid-1950s this afternoon. There will be breeze with southwest winds of 5-10mph and gusts up to 20mph possible. Scattered fog will develop late overnight with lows falling in the mid-1930s.

Thursday evening Rain / snow in the mountains

A cold front will bring showers and snow to the mountains Thursday night, but any wet or wintry weather will clear up by dawn. Elevations above 3500 ′ will see 1-3 ″ with areas above 5000 ′ receiving 2-4 ″ of snow until early Friday. Precipitation totals will be less than 0.25 ″ for the rest of the region. Ice patches will be possible on Friday morning as temperatures drop below zero overnight.

Colder weekend, winter rain / mountain mix on Sunday

It will be a cold start to the weekend with highs only reaching the mid-40s on Friday and Saturday. Our next cold front will move until Sunday. The weather will warm up in the low 50s before this system. So far, this appears to be a direct rain event, even for the mountains with 1/2 ″ to 1 ″ of precipitation expected until Monday morning. But, we could see this shift to a winter mix for the higher elevations, which is a frigid start to the Monday morning trip above 3500 ′. As with any winter weather system, it will need to be monitored over the next few days, so stay tuned for updates on any changes.

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