May 13, 2015 9:51 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures, stronger winds, and the potential for wet weather are all ahead in your Wednesday forecast. Dense clouds have blanketed the region overnight, and will persist across the region over the next few days. Showers are expected to arrive in the Northern Mountains by this afternoon, and the chance for wet weather will spread across the region through tomorrow. Winds will be strong today, and valley areas are expecting gusts to around 25mph out of the South. The entire region will likely have sustained winds to around 15mph out of the South.
Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 50's for the valley this morning, and mountain areas have mostly dipped into the 30's. Afternoon high temperatures will only be in the low to mid 70's for the valley, and high 50's to mid 60's are expected in the mountains.
Cooler temperatures, and the potential for widespread showers, and thunderstorms will be ahead for the rest of the work week. Snow levels will fall to around 5000 feet in the Northern Mountains, and to around 5500 feet in the Sierra and Cascades. The best chance for the widespread precipitation will take place on Thursday, and Friday. The potential for mountain showers, and thunderstorms will continue into the weekend, but valley areas will likely see a return of dry weather. I hope everyone keeps that umbrella handy over the next few days, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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