Jan 19, 2016 11:08 AM by Cort Klopping
Heavy rain/snow, and very strong South winds are ahead for the north state today. There is a Wind Advisory will be in place for the valley until 1pm. Sustained winds could reach speeds of 20 to 35mph, and gusts could reach speeds of 40 to 50mph. The National Weather Service has also issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for the valley that is set to expire at 12:15pm today. Heavy rain is expected throughout the day, but the heaviest precipitation will be in the early morning hours until around noon, and then the wet weather is expected to be weaker. Up to 1.25 inches of rain will be possible in the valley today, and an inch to 2.5 inches of rain will be possible in the mountains. Snow levels are mostly going to stay around 6000 feet. 4 to 8 inches of snow will be possible down to around 4000 feet, with the highest peaks projected to get up to 12 to 18 inches of new snow today. Temperatures will be mild. Valley areas are starting out in the low 50's, and ending in the high 50's to low 60's this afternoon. Mountain areas are starting out in the mid 30's to mid 40's, and are projected to be in the low 40's to low 50's this afternoon.
Showers will become lighter late in the day, and will finally taper off late tonight. Dry conditions are expected for Wednesday, but partly to mostly cloudy skies will linger across the region. The potential for wet weather will return to the northern zones of the region on Thursday, and then very wet and windy conditions are projected for Friday. Friday's system looks very similar to the one passing through today, but has the potential to linger into Saturday. Showers will be possible in the region on Saturday, but the wet weather will not be nearly as heavy as Friday. Dry conditions then return for Sunday, before a foggy start to next week is projected for Monday. I hope everyone stays safe in the wet and windy conditions across the region today, and has a great Tuesday!
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