Sep 17, 2014 9:51 AM by Cort Klopping
A big shift in the weather pattern will be ahead for the next 48 hours. Slightly cooler temperatures will be ahead for your Wednesday, with an extremely significant drop on the way for Thursday. The chance for widespread showers, and mountain thunderstorms will also arrive over the next 2 days. Showers could arrive in the Northern Mountains as early as this afternoon, with the rest of the north state getting a decent chance for showers in your Thursday forecast. Projections are leaning towards a quarter of an inch or less from this system, with the widespread region expecting around a tenth of an inch.
Stronger winds will be a big factor in your fire danger today, and are expected to gust to around 25mph out of the South for the far northern areas of the state. Sustained winds of 10 to 15mph out of the South are projected for the entire region.
Temperatures are starting off in the low to mid 60's for the valley, and will climb into the high 80's to low 90's. Mountain areas are in the mid 40's to low 50's and will be in the mid to high 80's this afternoon. Tomorrow will be much cooler, and valley temperatures are only expected to climb into the high 70's to low 80's for the valley. Temperatures will quickly rebound on Friday, and climb into the low to mid 90's for the valley.
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