Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The wave which brought snow showers to the area today will continue the chance of light snow showers tonight before warming and drying occurs over the next few days. There may be periods of high clouds, but mostly sunny skies with warm temperatures will prevail for Thursday and Friday.
A compact storm crosses the California coast around Friday night, but current model trends have the storm staying south and possibly bringing some clouds on Saturday. We may see some light showers if the storm ends up further north than current models predict Saturday afternoon and evening.
A much larger and more intense storm approaches the Pacific Northwest around mid-weekend and may bring a long-lasting period of cold and snow for next week. An ejecting wave on Sunday will stay mostly north our area but will bring the possibility of light showers for later in the day.
The parent storm then moves ashore and looks to bring full-on winter conditions to our area as soon as Monday night.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A weak wave will brush our area tomorrow afternoon and increase the chance of light rain showers in the valleys and snow showers on the hill with minimal accumulations, except perhaps under the heaviest showers.
Seasonable warm and dry weather returns for Thursday and Friday before the area may be influenced by a weak splitting storm around mid-weekend. Models are trending weaker with this storm, so right now it is looking like we may only get clouds from it.
Monday, March 7, 2016
As the current storm moves northeast of our area, snow showers will begin to wind down after midnight, with perhaps an inch of snow overnight in the valleys and an additional 1-4” this evening on top of the 2” mid/4” top that fell during the day today.
In spite of the unsettled weather on Tuesday, there should be periods of sun through the day with no more snow accumulations expected.
There may be continued showers for Wednesday, especially in the afternoon as a weak wave passes through the area.
Warming and drying are then forecast for the rest of the work week before a likely weak storm threatens our weather around mid-weekend.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Temperatures will cool around midnight tonight lowering snow showers to the valley floors. Likely 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 though there may be short-lived accumulations around the heaviest showers. Snow will accumulate on the hill and I would expect 3-6” by midnight Monday with possibly more at the higher elevations.
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.
Wednesday initially looked dry, but current model runs have a quick-moving wave bringing the chance of afternoon showers to the area.
Temperatures rebound by Thursday and Friday as dry air moves over the area, though a weak storm may affect the weather around mid-weekend.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
A complex storm currently pounding the northern half of the West Coast will bring storm clouds to our area by 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 around midnight. 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 the 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.