Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The monster storm that will have brought inclement weather to our area for the past six days will finally leave us later Wednesday after one more parting shot of unsettled conditions.
Non-accumulating rain and snow showers are possible in the valleys overnight with snow showers turning to periods of light to perhaps moderate snow on the hill early Wednesday. Showers may pick up early in the morning in the valleys as well when the wave passes, but weather models have trended weaker with this last wave, and I would expect 1-4” of snow on the mountain by the time the storm finally clears the area by Wednesday evening, with some sun possible during the day.
A nice warm up is in store for the rest of the work week as spring briefly returns to the area, with possible rain showers Friday afternoon, before another storm threatens our area with inclement weather around mid-weekend. The GFS has come around to the ECMWF in keeping the first of two Pacific storms further north, bringing rain showers to our are at all elevations by Saturday afternoon. The southern part of the storm will pass through the area Saturday night or Sunday morning, keeping the showery weather around for Sunday.
There may be a break Monday before the second storm brings more inclement weather to our area around Tuesday.