May 6, 2015 10:24 AM by Cort Klopping
Increasing clouds, cooler temperatures, stronger winds, and the potential for active weather in the mountains are all ahead for your Wednesday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley, and in the 30's for the mountains. Afternoon highs are only projected to climb into the high 70's for the valley, and high 50's to high 60's in the mountains. Sustained winds will be up to 15mph out of the North in the valley, with gusts up to around 25mph. Afternoon showers, and thunderstorms will be possible in the Sierra, Cascades, and Foothills later on today into this evening.
A better potential for afternoon and evening showers/t-storms will arrive in the valley on Thursday. The best chance for the active conditions will continue to be in the higher elevations. Winds will pick up on Thursday, and valley areas could have gusts up to around 35mph out of the North. Temperatures will continue to be close to what we're expecting today, but the northern end of the valley may be slightly warmer in the afternoon. The chance for mountain showers and thunderstorms will continue over the next three afternoons and evenings in the mountains.
Dry, and warmer conditions will return for Mothers Day weekend. Valley areas will climb back into the mid to high 80's with limited clouds tracking through. I hope everyone enjoys these cooler conditions over the next several days, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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