Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:39PM
Nuisance Precip; Cold Coming
Evening rain will be concluding, and colder air invades tonight and there could be a few flurries before sunup. Sunshine returns on Sunday, but it will be cold and windy. The coldest part of this forecast is Monday and Tuesday, followed by moderation.
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Hi: 39 Lo: 27
Evening rain tapering off & ending as a few flurries after midnight; SW 10-20, becoming NW with gusts to 50 mph late
Hi: 31 Lo: 13
Maybe an early flurry; Mostly sunny & much colder; Partly cloudy with scattered flurries Sunday night; NW wind 15-25 mph gusting to 50 early
Hi: 24 Lo: 12
A few early snow flurries, then mostly clear & very cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, diminishing
Hi: 28 Lo: 15
Clear; Cold; Breezy
Hi: 42 Lo: 22
Bright sunshine; Not as cold
Thursday - Lots of sunshine; Continued moderation; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Friday - Thickening clouds; Rain arriving PM or Friday night; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s
A cold front is scheduled to push across the mountains later tonight. Ahead of the front, the cold air is getting dislodged, and that is usually a precipitation-making process. This time, there was a dab of ice before precipitation changed to all rain, although it could end as a few snow flurries later tonight along with some mountaintop rime. This is just a nuisance-level wintry event and simply won’t amount to much. If this were politics, it would be called a 'nothing-burger'. :)
Sunday turns sunny after a stray early flurry, but windy and colder. A reinforcing shot of very cold air arrives for Monday and Tuesday. A potent upper level disturbance will pivot through Monday night, but it’s moisture starved. Still, we have introduced some powdery snow flurries into the forecast for Sunday night and Monday morning ahead of this feature. The big story will be the arrival of temperatures that will be 10-degrees or more below normal for a change.
Dry weather will be with us for Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures steadily moderate. New low-pressure could bring rain to the mountains by Friday afternoon or Friday night.
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