Friday, March 4, 2016
Warm and dry conditions will last through Sunday morning, with periods of sun and clouds and breezy afternoon winds.
A complex storm currently in the Gulf of Alaska brings storm clouds to our area by later Sunday morning. Precipitation may begin by noon Sunday, with the warm temperatures bringing rain showers in the valleys and the lower slopes of the mountain and snow showers at higher elevations with breezy conditions.
Temperatures will cool by Sunday night lowering snow showers to the valley floors by Monday morning. Scattered snow showers will persist through the day Monday and some of these may produce moderate to locally heavy snowfall for a brief time. Snow will likely quickly melt in the valleys during the day Monday, but I would expect 3-6” of snow on he hill by midnight Monday.
Tuesday is forecast to be unsettled as we are caught between the departing storm to our northeast and a large cutoff storm to our south before drying and warming is advertised for the rest of the work week.