Mostly Dry & Warmer For Your Tuesday

Dec 22, 2015 10:34 AM by Cort Klopping

Mostly cloudy skies, slightly warmer temperatures, gusty winds, and the chance for scattered showers are all ahead for your Tuesday forecast. Most of the wet weather has sagged to the South of the north state overnight, but there will be a slight potential for scattered light showers today. Clouds have helped to trap in heat, and that has left the region with a much warmer start to your Tuesday. Valley areas are starting out with temperatures in the high 40's to mid 50's, and mountain areas are starting out in the mid to high 30's. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley, and in the high 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Winds will mostly be out of the South from 10 to 15mph, but the mid valley will have gusts out of the South from 25 to 30mph. The Northern Mountains will have West winds from 20 to 30mph.

Dry weather will take hold of the region today, and will continue for most of Wednesday. This will be the most ideal time to travel until Christmas Day. Rain and snow will return to the region on Wednesday night, and will continue through Thursday. That system is projected to be much colder than the last, and could potentially produce snow down to around 2500 feet. That fast moving system will then exit the region by Christmas morning, and dry weather will then persist through at least Saturday. Models are currently split on the arrival of the next wet system. Some have showers returning as early as Sunday afternoon, while others are projecting rain to arrive late Monday into Tuesday. I hope everyone enjoys this break from the wet weather, and has a great Tuesday!


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