Oct 27, 2015 10:11 PM by Kris Kuyper
Cloudy skies for us on Tuesday, with a few sprinkles. As the heart of our fall storm moves onshore, look for a little light rain Wednesday!
A weak fall storm spread clouds over us Tuesday, cooling us down and dropping a few light showers and sprinkles here and there. The stronger part of the storm will come onshore early Wednesday, which should give us a bit of light rain... but not too much. I think around 1/10" in the Valley sounds right. This storm has no real cold air, so snow levels will remain around 8000'.
The storm will clear our Wednesday evening, with plenty of sun coming our way Thursday through Saturday. As surface high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest, look for north winds to pick up in the Valley... we'll see 25 to 35 mph gusts on Thursday! Winds will calm down some Friday, but we'll still see 20 to 25 mph gusts Friday morning.
Winds will be quiet, skies will be clear and temperatures will be warm on Saturday... Great weather for the little trick-or-treaters on Halloween!
Our next storm targets us Sunday. It doesn't have much rain with it either, but it does have a good slice of cold air. Snow levels will start around 8000' Sunday, but drop to near 5000' by Monday morning! This cold air could be unstable; I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a thunderstorm develop in the Valley Monday afternoon as cold low pressure drifts over us. However, it's not a very wet storm... rain/snow totals won't be overly impressive.
Don't forget, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Fall Back! We get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning.
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